Reds new boy targets silverware

The 29-year-old left-back has signed a four-year contract with the

Reds after moving from Fulham, and links up with former boss Roy

Hodgson who left the Cottagers earlier in the summer. Konchesky

admits he is excited by the task ahead of him at Liverpool, and

believes the club have what it takes to clinch a trophy this term.

“I’m very excited to be here. I can’t wait to get started and I’m

really looking forward to the challenge,” he told the club’s

official website. “I want to win silverware. I believe this club is

capable of doing that and hopefully we can start this year. “I know

what the manager is about and he knows what I am about. I had a

great time with him at Fulham for two-and-a-half years. “He did

really well for Fulham and hopefully we can have great success at

Liverpool and we can achieve bigger and better things.” Konchesky

was part of the Fulham side that remarkably reached the Europa

League final last season, only to be eventually beaten by Atletico

Madrid. The experienced defender hopes his new side can go one

better and clinch glory in the same competition this term. He

added: “I am really excited by that. Liverpool have a great

tradition in Europe. We got to the final with Fulham last season

but hopefully we can go one step further this year and win it with

Liverpool.” Konchesky also revealed that former Fulham team-mate

Danny Murphy sold the exciting prospect of Liverpool to him. Murphy

spent seven years with the Reds between 1997 and 2004 and told

Konchesky that he would enjoy his time on Merseyside, although the

new signing admits he did not need much convincing. “Danny spoke

very highly of this club,” he remarked. “He told me how well the

club is run, how good it is and how special it is to play for. He

told me I am going to love every minute of it. “I have played

against Liverpool at Anfield and the crowd are always fantastic

towards their team and give them great support. I am looking

forward to playing in front of them for Liverpool. “You look at the

background and history they have got and they are one of the most

famous names in football. It also helped me with the manager being

here who I know well. When Liverpool came in for me it was an easy