Degen arrived on Bosman from Borussia Dortmund and Benitez told liverpoolfc.tv: "I'm really pleased because we were working to try and find this kind of player in the full-back position with the ability to push forward, so I think he is a good signing. It was another good acquisition through the scouting department because it is another Bosman player.
"He's very strong. He likes to go forward; he's very offensive and will give us options on the right-hand side. People talk about wingers but he will give us width from the full-back area and that is important too.
"It is important for me to have one, two or even three players who can play in one position or different positions and compete for their place."