Philipp Degen knows he faces stiff competition for a place at Liverpool.

The Borussia Dortmund fullback is joining Liverpool on a Bosman and he said: "The move is a challenge for me.

"Liverpool are not just any club. They play every year for the title and the Champions League, so it is clear to me that it's not easy to get through to the team.

"All the positions at Liverpool are occupied by two or three players already.

"But my playing style suits the Premier League, where the football is played moving forward."