Kyriakos set for Anfield switch

LIVERPOOL V ATHLETICO MADRIDGreek international Sotirios Kyriakos is poised to join Liverpool from AEK Athens for a fee thought to be in the region of £2 million.

The former Rangers defender will undergo a medical at Anfield this week and will provide cover for Martin Skrtel and Daniel Agger who are currently out injured.

“He is a player with experience who can hopefully help us in defence,” Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez told the official Liverpool website.

“He has experience in British football with Rangers.”

“He’s a good player in the air, strong and aggressive. We were looking for a player with experience.”

Liverpool hope to have the deal finalised in time for Monday’s Premier League game against Aston Villa.

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2 thoughts on “Kyriakos set for Anfield switch

  1. Benitez doesn’t exactly sounds full of confidence in someone he’s about to spend the not incosiderable sum of 2 million pounds on – “he can hopefully help us in defence”?

  2. Not the worst signing in the world. With Hyypia leaving, and Agger pretty fragile injury wise, Liverpool are light of cover in the centre back position.
    He has experience of Champions League football and 50 odd caps for a pretty good Greek team. That experience could prove invaluable to the likes of Kelly and Ayala in the long term

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