Degen given the boot at Anfield

Published Jul. 21, 2010 6:41 a.m. EDT

Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson has told defender Philipp Degen he can look for a new club.

The Switzerland international has struggled to make an impact since arriving at Anfield from Borussia Dortmund in July 2008.

"We have had an amicable conversation with Philipp and he wants to play football," said Hodgson.

"We won't stand in his way and he is free to look for another club."