El Zhar to leave Liverpool

Moroccan expected to join Levante after underwhelming at Anfield

Liverpool have agreed to release striker Nabil El Zhar from his contract ahead of an expected move to Spanish side Levante.

El Zhar: Joined Liverpool in 2006

The 24-year-old joined the Reds from St Etienne in October 2006, scoring one goal in 32 appearances.

The Moroccan spent last season on loan with Greek club PAOK.

A statement on Thursday read: "Liverpool football club this evening confirmed they have reached agreement to release Nabil El Zhar from his Anfield contract.

"The player is now expected to join Spanish side Levante, who have announced on their website they expect to finalise a two-year deal in the coming days."