Liverpool complete capture of Italian Dossena

July 4, 2008

Liverpool have completed the signing of Italian full-back Andrea Dossena from Udinese.

The left-back had been expected to make the move to Anfield for some time and after signing Swiss right-back Philipp Degen earlier today, Rafael Benitez has made his second acquisition of the day.

Like Degen, Dossena has signed a four-year deal.

Dossena, 26, replaces Norwegian John Arne Riise who left for Roma earlier this summer and joins for an undisclosed fee thought to be around £7million.

He has been capped once by Italy, in a friendly last year.

Degen earlier joined on a free transfer from Borussia Dortmund.