Hysen: Secure switch for Stefan


Liverpool have been advised to invest in Bayer Leverkusen's Stefan Kießling by one of their former players.

The Reds former defender Glenn Hysen has spoken of how his former boss Kenny Dalglish should sign Kießling, as he believes the Germany international would be ‘exactly what Liverpool need’. The 26-year-old has been recently ruled out with injury, but made his return against Borussia Dortmund, scoring the consolation goal in their 3-1 defeat. Last season, Kießling was prolific, scoring 21 goals in 35 games and finishing the second highest goalscorer in the Bundesliga; he has already notched up four in seven for this season.

Hysen, who is head coach of second division Swedish side Utsiktens BK, believes the Merseyside giants should secure a deal for the striker, especially if the want to return to the Champions League.

“They are in a situation where the talented players in Europe don’t have them as their first choice. They’d rather go to Chelsea, Man United or Arsenal and that’s a big thing for a club like Liverpool.

“Stefan Kiessling played 10 minutes in the World Cup for Germany. He’s been injured for a long time but he’s back now. I saw him play yesterday and I think he’s exactly the right type of player Liverpool need.

“He’s a Jurgen Klinsmann copy. But nobody seems to want him, I don’t know why because he’s such a great player.”