Liverpool defender Degen joins Stuttgart on year`s loan

Liverpool fullback Philipp Degen has joined VfB Stuttgart on loan for the 2010-11 season, the Premier League club said on Sunday.

London: Liverpool fullback Philipp Degen has joined VfB Stuttgart on loan for the 2010-11 season, the Premier League club said on Sunday.

The Swiss international joined Liverpool in 2008 after leaving Borussia Dortmund two years ago but played only a handful of games.
"I`m looking forward to the challenge and the wonderful VfB fans," Degen told the English club`s website.

"I really want to make use of my chance. It`s fantastic to be working together with Christian Gross again. I had a very successful time with him in Basel."

VfB Stuttgart boss Gross said: "I know Philipp very well and rate him highly both as a football player and as a person.
"He is a very athletic and fast player, who often looks to push forward. Philipp wants to take his chance at VfB."

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