Good cover option signing confirmed by club.
Liverpool today agreed a deal with AEK Athens for centre-back Sotirios Kyrgiakos , subject to a medical.
The 30-year-old Greek international will arrive at Melwood for a medical examination before the weekend.
Rafa Benitez told Liverpoolfc.tv: “We have nearly done the deal subject to a medical. He is a player with experience who can hopefully help us in defence.
“He has experience in British football and Rangers. After that with Frankfurt and the national team. He’s a good player in the air, strong and aggressive. We were looking for a player with experience.
“He will have the medical this week, it has to be before the weekend.”
On how the signing would impact on young centre-backs such as Martin Kelly and Daniel Ayala, Benitez added: “The young players know they need experience and so to learn alongside people with this experience is better.” (Official Liverpool Site)
Even though Daniel Ayala performed with distinction against the notoriously rough and tumble aggressive Stoke City attack signing the man mountain that is Greek International Sotirios Kyrgiakos makes a lot of sense both in terms of his abilities and experience but perhaps more importantly in terms of price.