Kyrgiakos leaves Liverpool for Germany

Kyrgiakos celebrates the third against West Ham [PicA]

Liverpool FC have confirmed that defender Sotirios Kyrgiakos has left the club to join Bundesliga side Wolfsburg.

The Greek defender, who recently turned 32, joined Liverpool on a free transfer two years ago yesterday, initially on a two year contract.

His contract contained an option for a third year, which was automatically activated as the player had participated in a sufficient number of LFC games.

Kyrgiakos made 48 appearances for the reds, and scored 3 goals.

Wolfsburg coach Felix Magath is on something of a spending spree at the moment, and commented on his purchase:

“Kyrgiakos is a player, who will step in straight away to help. He is experienced, knows the Bundesliga and does not need time to adapt. With his commitment, we are able to strengthen defensively.”

Kyrgiakos added:

“I am very happy to be joining Wolfsburg. After discussions with Felix Magath it was clear to me that my future lay with Wolfsburg. I want to help Vfl finish the season in as high a position as is possible.”

Soto will sign a 2 year contract with the German club.  We wish him all the best at his future club.

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