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Degen leaves Liverpool and signs on-loan for Stuttgart

Liverpool have confirmed that Philipp Degen has joined Stuttgart on loan until the end of the 2010-11 season, reports the Daily Mirror. Commenting on his move to Germany, the full-back said: "I'm looking forward to the challenge and the wonderful VfB fans."

He added: "I really want to make use of my chance. It's fantastic to be working together with Christian Gross again. I had a very successful time with him in Basel."

Stuttgart boss Gross, once boss of Tottenham, said: "I know Philipp very well and rate him highly both as a football player and as a person.

"He is a very athletic and fast player, who often looks to push forward. Philipp wants to take his chance at VfB."

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