Hodgson - Degen can leave
Misfit full-back told to look for a new club
Last Updated: July 21, 2010 12:17pm
Degen: Has not impressed at Anfield
Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson has informed full-back Philipp Degen that he is free to leave Anfield.
The Switzerland international arrived in England from Borussia Dortmund in July 2008, but he failed to earn a regular place in the plans of former boss Rafa Benitez after a succession of injuries and disappointing performances.
Hodgson, who took over as Liverpool boss this summer, also decided that Degen will not feature in his first team and held discussions with the 27-year-old before telling him that he can leave the club.
"We have had an amicable conversation with Philipp and he wants to play football," Hodgson told Liverpool's official website.
"We won't stand in his way and he is free to look for another club."
Liverpool agreed a deal on Tuesday to sign Rangers defender Danny Wilson, which will further decrease Degen's opportunities.