Liverpool complete Kyrgiakos move

Liverpool have completed the deal to bring Greek defender Sotirios Kyrgiakos to Anfield, it was confirmed this evening.

The centre-back has signed a two-year deal with the Reds which he sees as “the biggest challenge of [his] career”.

Rafael Benitez said upon the deal, “He has had experience in Scotland with Rangers, and in Germany with Eintracht Frankfurt as well as with the Greek national side.

“He is strong and good in the air, and we were looking for experience and he is the perfect answer.”

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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.