Hodgson gets his hands on Konchesky

The 29-year-old has signed a four-year contract at Anfield, with
Reds reserve-team players Lauri Dalla Valle and Alex Kacaniklic
moving in the opposite direction as part of the deal. Konchesky was
at Anfield to watch his new team’s victory over West Brom on Sunday
but the completion of his deal was held up by negotiations and
medicals for Dalla Valle and Kacaniklic. The two-cap former England
international, who played under Hodgson at Fulham, will provide
much-needed competition for Fabio Aurelio at left-back and is
likely to be first-choice in that position. Argentinian Emiliano
Insua is destined to leave the club, with a proposed loan to
Galatasaray, after an earlier move to Fiorentina collapsed over
personal terms despite the clubs agreeing a fee. In the wake of
Dalla Valle and Kacaniklic’s departure Liverpool have moved to
strengthen the reserves with the signing of 16-year-old Suso from
FC Cadiz on a scholarship agreement and MTK Budapest’s Hungary
Under-17 international Adam Hajdu on a temporary transfer until
next June, with both deals subject to international clearance.
Suso, a 16-year-old forward, impressed for the reserves in
pre-season and even featured as a late substitute for the first
team in the friendly defeat to Borussia Moenchengladbach.