Belfast Telegraph

Forest loan switch for Konchesky

Out-of-favour Liverpool defender Paul Konchesky has joined Nottingham Forest on loan just five months after arriving at Anfield, manager Kenny Dalglish has confirmed.

The 30-year-old was signed on transfer deadline day in August by Roy Hodgson but struggled to win over fans and has been unable to shake off his association with the former Reds boss and the club's poor start to the season.

Speaking to his new club's official website,, Konchesky said: "There was talk of me going back to Fulham and it didn't happen. I could have sat at Liverpool and just done nothing but I want to play football. I wanted to come to a team that was fighting for promotion."

He added: "They play good football here and I want to be part of it and trying to get the team in the Premier League."

Admitting his dream move to Liverpool had not worked out, he added: "It was a tough start and then the manager that took me there got the sack and it was a big change.

"But that's part of life, I had to go to try it, it hasn't worked out, I want to get my football back on track, and I've been given an opportunity at Nottingham Forest."


From Belfast Telegraph