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Philipp Degen

Very few had heard of Phillipp Degen before he signed for Liverpool and even fewer after he had left. The right-back won the league title two years in succession in his homeland with Basel before joining Borussia Dortmund in 2005. Injuries hampered his progress and he only made ten league appearances in the 2007/08 season. His contract expired in the summer of 2008 and he joined Liverpool on free. Rafa was quite happy with signing Degen: "He is an offensive player with great energy and a winning mentality. His strength is going forward and I…

Birthdate: 15 February 1983
Birthplace: Hölstein, Switzerland
Other clubs: Basel (1995-2005), Aarau (loan 2002-03), Borussia Dortmund (2005-08), Stuttgart (loan 2010-11), Basel (2 / 2011-16)
Liverpool debut: 23.09.2008
Last appearance: 29.04.2010
Contract expiry: 31.08.2011
LFC league games/goals: 7 / 0
Total LFC games/goals: 13 / 0
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Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 7 1 4 1 0 13
2008-2009 0 0 2 0 0 2
2009-2010 7 1 2 1 0 11
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008-2009 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009-2010 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Ian Callaghan hails Jamie Carragher's achievement of 500 games for Liverpool

"I don't know if he'll ever beat my record. He's got 357 games to go, so it would take some doing. We'll have to wait and see but if anyone is going to do it, I'd love it to be him. It would be all the better if a local lad did it because I'm local too and it means more if someone from the area is reaching these types of landmarks. He's been the backbone of the team for countless years now and will be remembered in the future as a great player for Liverpool."

The last ...

Game was against
Salzburg on Tuesday, 10 Dec 2019
Goal was scored by
Mohamed Salah against Salzburg on Tuesday, 10 Dec 2019
Own goal was scored by
Joël Matip against Bayern Munich on Wednesday, 13 Mar 2019
Sending off was
Alisson Becker against Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday, 30 Nov 2019
Penalty goal was
James Milner against Arsenal on Wednesday, 30 Oct 2019
Missed penalty was
Sadio Mané against Red Star Belgrade on Wednesday, 24 Oct 2018
Home win was against
Everton on Wednesday, 04 Dec 2019
Home draw was against
Napoli on Wednesday, 27 Nov 2019
Home defeat was against
Chelsea on Wednesday, 26 Sep 2018
Away win was against
Salzburg on Tuesday, 10 Dec 2019
Away draw was against
Manchester United on Sunday, 20 Oct 2019
Away defeat was against
Napoli on Tuesday, 17 Sep 2019
Five games

Few facts from our database

  • Liverpool FC has scored 9921 goals in 5711 competitive matches registered at LFChistory..
  • 197 of those goals are own goals and 519 came from the penalty spot.
  • 453 players have scored a goal for Liverpool FC.
  • 420 players have scored a league goal for Liverpool FC.
  • Liverpool has scored 1.7 goals on average in each game.
  • 755 players have played in competitive matches for Liverpool FC since 1892.
  • 14773 players have played against Liverpool FC since the 1893-1894 season.

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Signed by Bill Shankly’s Liverpool as the most expensive teenager in British football history for £100,000 two weeks before his nineteenth birthday. At 26 he was at Walsall in the third division.

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