Liverpool defender Degen joins Stuttgart on year`s loan

Updated: Aug 09, 2010, 08:53 AM IST

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."

Bureau Report