Former Rangers defender says he’s moving to Liverpool

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Liverpool will complete a move for Greek central defender Sotiris Kyrgiakos tomorrow, according to the player himself.

Kyrgiakos issued a statement through his own personal web site on Tuesday night telling fans of his current club AEK Athens. It read:

“I would like to inform the fans of AEK that on Monday night I received an offer from Liverpool, an offer which I have accepted.”

It is understood Kyrgiakos will cost the Reds around £2.5million after failing with moves for Hull City‘s Michael Turner and Stoke City‘s Ryan Shawcross.

Sports News - January 26, 2009

Kyrgiakos will be seen as the replacement for Sami Hyypia, who departed Anfield after 10 years at the club earlier this summer.

The Greek international, 30, had a brief spell at Scottish club Rangers between January 2005 to May 2006 before the Glasgow outfit terminated his contract.

He has since played for German side Eintracht Frankfurt, before moving to AEK in 2008, and holds 49 caps for Greece, scoring 4 times.

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