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Liverpool Flop On His Way To Leicester City

Anfield reject moving to Walkers Stadium.

Liverpool have agreed to sell defender Paul Konchesky to Leicester City just 12 months since he joined the Reds.

The 30-year-old played just 18 matches for the Merseyside club following a £4million transfer from Fulham.

He failed to settle and began to symbolise to supporters everything that was wrong under former manger Roy Hodgson’s era.

Once Kenny Dalglish took over in January, Konchesky was loaned to Nottingham Forest for the remainder of the season.

He returned to pre-season training with the Reds but was told he was surplus to requirements and has now been moved on, for a reported fee of £1.5million.

“Liverpool have today finalised a deal to sell Paul Konchesky to Leicester City,” said a club statement.

“The 30-year-old will now join the Championship outfit for pre-season.”

Konchesky’s departure is likely to be the first of several as Dalglish looks to shed some of the dead wood which has accumulated at Anfield.

Forward Milan Jovanovic, who arrived on a free transfer from Standard Liege last summer, will be the next out of the door after scoring just twice in 18 matches.

He may possibly return to Belgium with Anderlecht, although French champions Lille are believed to be interested in the 30-year-old.

Several other fringe players also seem set for the exit with midfielders Christian Poulsen and Joe Cole – both signings from the Hodgson era – expected to leave.

But Emiliano Insua, who spent last season on-loan at Galatasaray, may have earned a reprieve after he flew out to Malaysia yesterday to await the arrival of the first-team squad.

The Argentinian did not get a visa for the China leg of the mini-tour but is hopeful of being involved against a Malaysia XI at the weekend.

“I will meet the team on Thursday. I am looking forward to playing on Saturday,” he wrote on Twitter.

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