Konchesky targets silverware

Reds full-back delighted to make Anfield switch

Konchesky: Pleased to join Reds

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New Liverpool signing Paul Konchesky has targeted silverware this season on his arrival at Anfield.

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The 29-year-old left-back has signed a four-year contract with the Reds after moving from Fulham, and links up with former boss Roy Hodgson who left the Cottagers earlier in the summer.

Konchesky admits he is excited by the task ahead of him at Liverpool, and believes the club have what it takes to clinch a trophy this term.

"I'm very excited to be here. I can't wait to get started and I'm really looking forward to the challenge," he told the club's official website.

"I want to win silverware. I believe this club is capable of doing that and hopefully we can start this year.

"I know what the manager is about and he knows what I am about. I had a great time with him at Fulham for two-and-a-half years.

"He did really well for Fulham and hopefully we can have great success at Liverpool and we can achieve bigger and better things."

Konchesky was part of the Fulham side that remarkably reached the Europa League final last season, only to be eventually beaten by Atletico Madrid.

The experienced defender hopes his new side can go one better and clinch glory in the same competition this term.

Tradition

He added: "I am really excited by that. Liverpool have a great tradition in Europe. We got to the final with Fulham last season but hopefully we can go one step further this year and win it with Liverpool."

Konchesky also revealed that former Fulham team-mate Danny Murphy sold the exciting prospect of Liverpool to him.

Murphy spent seven years with the Reds between 1997 and 2004 and told Konchesky that he would enjoy his time on Merseyside, although the new signing admits he did not need much convincing.

"Danny spoke very highly of this club," he remarked. "He told me how well the club is run, how good it is and how special it is to play for. He told me I am going to love every minute of it.

"I have played against Liverpool at Anfield and the crowd are always fantastic towards their team and give them great support. I am looking forward to playing in front of them for Liverpool.

"You look at the background and history they have got and they are one of the most famous names in football. It also helped me with the manager being here who I know well. When Liverpool came in for me it was an easy choice."