Liverpool Dud Albert Riera Will Join Olympiakos Later Today

Chris Wright

23rd, July 2010


By Chris Wright

Those were the days my friend

Liverpool winger Albert Riera is expected to complete his long-overdue Anfield exit today by joining Greek side Olympiakos in a deal thought to be worth around £4.5 million.

The former Spanish international was greeted by thousands of Olympiakos fans at Athens airport yesterday, when he flew in to hammer out personal terms (a £2.1 million-a-year salary is being mooted) with the club.

Spartak Moscow offered Liverpool nearly £7 million for Riera in March (a bid that was rejected out of hand), so there’s a good indication of what four months of diddly can do to a player’s valuation.

Liverpool’s shrewd summer acquisitions (Joe Cole, Milan Jovanovic etc.) have garnered a lot of acclaim during the off-season, but the £9.5 million they have collectively recouped through the sales of Riera and Emiliano Insua is surely a work of borderline genius?

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  1. MG says:

    wouldnt say he was a dud, on his day he was a decent player, but the reason he wasnt playing was allegedly due to a discipline issue. and if that is indeed the case, then im glad to see him go. hope liverpool can reinvest the money wisely and roy seems to be the man to do that

  2. Purple Aki says:

    He wasn’t quite Antonio Nunez, but he was no Luis Garcia.

  3. James says:

    insua will be a very good left back in the future, mark my words. he showed signs of excellence, but you can’t play that young a defender so often. defence needs consistency, and that is one thign insua lacked.

  4. Mr. Angry says:

    FUCK YOU RIERA you fucking MARICON

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