Sotirios Kyrgiakos signs new contract with Liverpool

16 June 2011 05:20
ShareLiverpool defender Sotirios Kyrgiakos has earned himself a 12-month contract extension at Anfield.

The former Greece international, 32 next month, originally joined on a two-year deal from AEK Athens at the start of the 2009-10 season.

Sign on: Kyrgiakos (right) has agreed a new one-year deal to remain at Anfield

However, written into that agreement was an option for a further year and  Kyrgiakos has qualified for that having played the required number of matches last season.

Kyrgiakos was fourth in the pecking order of centre-backs in the previous campaign, behind Jamie Carragher, Martin Skrtel and Daniel Agger.

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With the club looking to reinforce that area this summer his chances could be even more limited with Dalglish being linked with Birmingham centre-half Scott Dann and Bolton's Gary Cahill.

Liverpool have, however, confirmed the departure of a number of reserves with former captain Steve Irwin, Nikola Saric, Jason Banton, Deale Chamberlain, Alex Cooper and Sean Highdale all leaving.

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Source: Daily_Mail