Bundesliga outfit Stuttgart have confirmed the arrival of Liverpool right-back Philipp Degen on a season-long loan.
The 27-year-old Switzerland international moved to Anfield on a free transfer in 2008 from Borussia Dortmund.
He made just seven Premier League appearances in two seasons for Liverpool and the move sees Degen reunited with Stuttgart coach Christian Gross, the pair having worked together at Basel.
Degen, who has 31 caps to his name, stated: "For me this loan represents a great chance to rediscover my best form."
Stuttgart finished sixth to Bayern Munich last season, a result that qualified them for this season's Europa League.