Usually I am very happy and excited when Liverpool sign a player but I have never been this jubilant before for a player leaving Liverpool! Paul Konchesky is no longer a Liverpool player as he has now joined Leicester City.
Liverpoolfc.tv have confirmed this sale by saying: “Liverpool have today finalised a deal to sell Paul Konchesky to Leicester City.
“The 30-year-old, who played 18 games for the Reds, will now join the Championship outfit for pre-season.”
Comolli said that Liverpool were going to get rid of some players this summer and I am glad that Konchesky is one of the first to go following Milan Jovanovic being told he can leave the club this summer. Now Poulsen is the next player I want to see leave Liverpool this summer.
Some fans have said that we can not blame Konchesky for being a flop at Liverpool and that all blame must be made on Hodgson for signing him. If you were Konchesky and offered the chance to play for Liverpool, you would take it even if you know you are not good enough. Hodgson thought the left-back would do well at Liverpool but he just could not cut it. Now Leicester City can have him, and watch him do well for them as I have always believed Konchesky was best suited at playing for small clubs.
Leicester manager, Sven Eriksson had this to say about his new signing, “Paul has been a Premier League player year in and year out throughout his career so he represents a very big signing for us.
“He wanted to come to Leicester City and it means a lot that proven, established top-flight footballers want to be part of what we are building here.
“I know Paul very well as a player and as a person and he will be a top-class addition to our squad.”