The People says Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez has been loyal to Kewell after a string of injuries, but he has told the Aussie his time is up at Anfield.

Kewell made it clear he wanted a move to London and Fulham's new boss Roy Hodgson has jumped at the chance of signing the winger.

Benitez will be happy to get his £60,000-a-week wages off the books while Kewell is looking forward to being guaranteed first-team football.