‘Lionel Messi is going to Liverpool and Liverpool is going ‘lionel’

Lionel Messi is leaving Barcelona for the Premier League.

The former Barcelona star is leaving for the big-money Premier League club Manchester City on a five-year contract.

Liverpool FC said Messi will arrive in England on Thursday for a medical.

The Argentina international joined Barcelona in the summer of 2014 for a reported €130 million, making him the biggest-paid player in world football.

Liverpool’s other new signing is the signing of a four-year deal with English Championship club Derby County.

The 28-year-old will play under the Derby manager Harry Redknapp.

Redknapp has previously said he is happy to have Messi on his squad.