Degen goes to Stuttgart on loan

Switzerland defender Philipp Degen has joined Stuttgart on a

one-season loan from Liverpool.

Degen joins a club coached by Christian Gross, a Swiss who was

Degen’s coach at FC Basel.

Stuttgart’s sports director Fredi Bobic said Sunday he was also

looking for a forward to join the Bundesliga club.

Degen played three seasons for Borussia Dortmund before going to

Liverpool in 2008.