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Kyrgiakos to join Liverpool

August 20, 2009
Samaras look-a-like?

Samaras look-a-like?

Good luck pronouncing this one.

Liverpool have completed the signing of Greece International centre-back Sotirios Kyrgiakos – that’s Sot-ear-rios Ker-jee-akos for the Graham Taylor’s out there. The deal comes subject to a medical, and the fee is believed to be around the £1.5m mark.

With such a low price tag, Kyrgiakos is either a big gamble on Benitez’s part, or a bargain from AEK Athens. At 30 years of age, Kyrgiakos should be at the top of his game, so perhaps it’s the latter.

Rafael Benitez seemed positive about the new signing. “He is a player with experience who will hopefully help us in defence”. I don’t like the use of the word ‘hopefully’. It gives an air of the unconvincing. Rafa went on to say: “He has experience in British Football with Rangers. After that with Frankfurt and the National team. He’s a good player in the air, strong and aggressive. We were looking for a player with experience”.

Does this spell the end for Daniel Agger? With Jamie Carragher and Martin Skrtel now regulars in the side, and the arrival of Kyrgiakos whom I’m sure will be next in line seeing as Agger’s injured, the Danish International may just find himself out in the cold. Unless Rafa has plans to play either a 5-3-2, or play Agger at left-back. But that’d mean the end for Fabio Aurelio. AC Milan have recently shown big interest in Agger, and with the transfer window deadline still two weeks away, there’s still plenty of time for them to come calling again.

It’ll be interesting to see how Kyrgy fits in to Rafa’s plans. He’ll be arriving before the weekend, so the Kop may get a first glimpse of him during Monday night’s home match against Villa.

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. August 20, 2009 5:01 pm

    Samaras is muuuuuch fitter ;-P

  2. Pete permalink
    August 20, 2009 11:45 pm

    He wasn’t overly convincing when I seen him in a Rangers shirt, and if he was never a standout performer in the SPL, theres no chance in hell he’s good enough for a top 4 Prem club!

  3. August 21, 2009 1:16 am

    its jeebus, with a headband!

    remember seeing him playing for rangers a couple of years back, kinda reminded me of slaven bilic – looks like a murderer but can be clumsy at times.

    • August 21, 2009 3:24 am

      I love how “Jeebus” has spread world wide. hahhaha.

  4. Ross permalink
    August 21, 2009 9:51 am

    He was a liability at Ranger. World beating and dominant one minute donkey and AWOL the next. With form like that how Newcastle never bought him i dont know.

  5. Pete permalink
    August 21, 2009 11:24 am

    I know Liverpool are a bit thin in the center-half department but come on couldn’t they afford anyone better than him!?

  6. George permalink
    August 21, 2009 12:04 pm

    Well Rafa said he wanted a guy with ‘experience’ and that’s what Kyrgiakos has. Whether he’s good enough, well, we’ll have to wait and see. Lets not right him off just yet.

  7. August 21, 2009 6:28 pm

    He will be a substitute and a player to use when there’s an emergency, in the case of injuries. He might not be a regular but hope that he add something to the squad

  8. August 27, 2009 12:05 am

    This signing will push liverpool towards all sorts of glory. great signing keep it up rafa…does lucas have a brother?

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