Liverpool Complete Degen Signing

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE </div><div class='quotemain'>Liverpool have finalised the transfer of Switzerland international defender Philipp Degen on a free transfer from German club Borussia Dortmund.

    The 25-year-old former Basel player, who will compete with Alvaro Arbeloa and Steve Finnan for the right-back berth, has signed a four-year deal.

    An unused substitute during Euro 2008, Degen agreed to join Liverpool in May.

    Liverpool also expect to complete the signing of Udinese defender Andrea Dossena in the next few days.

    Degen began his career with Basel in 1996, making his debut in 2001, before joining Dortmund in 2005.

    "His strength is going forward," Reds manager Rafael Benitez told Liverpool's website when the agreement was confirmed.

    "He is an offensive player with great energy and a winning mentality.

    [​IMG] "He also played in the Champions League during his time with Basel and so is used to top-level football." "He is a good signing, a player of potential, who can help us improve in the wide areas."

    Degen - whose twin brother David plays for Basel - has made 26 appearances for Switzerland since making his international debut in 2005.</div>


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