Leicester City sign Liverpool defender Paul Konchesky

Paul Konchesky
Konchesky made 18 appearances for Liverpool after joining from Fulham for £3m

Leicester City have signed Liverpool left-back Paul Konchesky for an undisclosed fee.

The England international, who was capped by Foxes manager Sven-Goran Eriksson, has signed a three-year contract at the Championship club.

Eriksson told BBC Radio Leicester: "He will be good. He's experienced, classy and a proven Premier League player."

Konchesky, 30, joined Liverpool for £3m in August 2010 when he was signed by Roy Hodgson from former club Fulham.

But the Londoner made just 18 appearances for the Anfield club and was loaned out to Nottingham Forest in January.

Konchesky was handed his England debut by Eriksson in a friendly against Australia in 2003 and his second appearance was against Argentina two years later.

The Swede added: "He is very steady and has had few injuries - touch wood - playing most of the games each season.

"He is also an international player and I know him. That was many years ago but he is a good man and a good player and he will fit in the squad.

"It's great when you get a player from that level - who has had offers in the the Premier League - and chose to come to Leicester."

Konchesky began his career as a trainee at West Ham before moving to Charlton where he made 169 appearances.

Following a brief spell with Tottenham Hotspur, the defender returned to Upton Park in 2005 and scored in the Hammers' FA Cup final defeat by Liverpool a year later. He left West Ham for Fulham in 2007.

Leicester are also still keen on a host of players, including Newcastle's Wayne Routledge, Bristol City's Nicky Maynard and free agent Owen Hargreaves.

But although Eriksson has confirmed his interest in England international Hargreaves, he refused to comment on other possible signings.

"There are a lot of rumours and we have shown interest in a lot of players knowing that we cannot take everybody," Eriksson said.

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