Philipp Degen is excited about his Bosman move to Liverpool.

"All of my team-mates have congratulated me [about Liverpool]," the former Borussia Dortmund fullback told Suedostschweiz. "My team-mates know the business. They know what this transfer means.

"Only in the last week were the details clarified. I am glad now everything is clear.

"I made the change but it's not easy. I was in Dortmund for three wonderful years.

"My playing style suits The Premier League. It is played moving forward. The move is a challenge for me. Liverpool are not just any club.

"They play every year for the championship and the Champions League. It is clear to me that it's not easy to get through [to the team]. All the positions are two or three occupied at Liverpool."