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.