Date:4th July 2008 at 4:30pm
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It is official, Andrea Dossena has completed his move from Udinese to Liverpool. Dossena signed a four year deal today and becomes Liverpool’s second signing of the summer after having completed the free transfer of Philipp Degen. It is suggested that Dossena has cost Liverpool £9m. Dossena is seen as the ideal replacement for Riise in the left back position.

I have not seen Dossena play before but I am hoping he lives up to the legacy of great Italian wing backs such as Maldini and Zambrotta. What is interesting to note is that, this same day exactly a year ago, Liverpool signed Fernando Torres and look at how well he has turned out. If Dossena can be half as good as Torres then we will probably have the best left back in the league. I can not remember the last Italian to play for Liverpool, it has been a while if ever we have had an Italian at Anfield.

Welcome Andrea and good luck.