Anfield centre back makes move to Germany.
Liverpool have confirmed that defender Sotirios Kyrgiakos has left the club and joined Bundesliga outfit Wolfsburg.
The stopper has signed a two-year contract with Wolfsburg and has been brought in to bolster a backline that has conceded five goals in just two league outings.
Kyrgiakos was impressed by Wolfsburg’s Bundesliga title success in the 2008/09 campaign and he is fit, ready and eager to impress under manager Felix Magath.
“Wolfsburg are a good club,” he told the club’s official website. “The championship in 2009, I’m still fresh in my head.
“I’m here to play – if possible in every game. I’m fit, but the coach decides when and if I get to play.”
SOURCE: Sky Sports
With Kenny Dalglish reportedly looking to strengthen his back line it is perhaps no surprise that 32 year old Sotirios Kyrgiakos has been allowed to leave Anfield. The Greek international made 49 appearances for Liverpool since his move from AEK Athens to Merseyside back in August 2009.
The big centre back became something of a cult hero at the club but was not the most reliable of defensive options although he did give 100%. Liverpool will now be stepping up efforts to land a centre back before the transfer window closes at the end of the month.
Kenny Dalglish does not have an abundance of options at the back with Daniel Agger suffering from repeated injury concerns and Martin Skrtel currently sidelined but on his way back to full fitness. Jamie Carragher at 33 is clearly nearing the end of his Liverpool career. The club have sent Daniel Ayala out on loan to Norwich City and have youngster Danny Wilson to call upon if needed.
Liverpool are said to be interested in Birmingham City defender Scott Dann and will look to snap up the St Andrews’ man this week.