Reds release Degen

Swiss defender let go after three years at Anfield

Degen: Released by Liverpool by mutual consent after three seasons at the club

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Liverpool have released Swiss defender Philipp Degen from his contract by mutual consent.

With Reds boss Kenny Dalglish having the likes of Glen Johnson, Martin Kelly and youngster John Flanagan to choose from at right-back Degen has been allowed to move on.

Degen spent last season on loan in Germany with Stuttgart and his time at Liverpool was beset by a series of injury problems.

Degen has made a total of 13 appearances during his Liverpool career and his last outing for the Reds was in the Europa League against Atletico Madrid in April 2010.

A statement on the club's official website on Wednesday night read: "Liverpool Football Club have tonight confirmed they have cancelled the registration of Philipp Degen by mutual consent.

"The Swiss defender moved to Anfield from Borussia Dortmund in 2008 and made 13 first-team appearances."