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Liverpool complete swoop for Dossena

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  • Liverpool sign Italian international left-back Andrea Dossena on four-year deal
  • The 26-year-old cost Liverpool a fee in the region of $14 million from Udinese
  • Dossena joins another full-back, Philipp Degen, in making move to Liverpool
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(CNN) -- Premier League Liverpool have completed the signing of Udinese's Italian international full-back Andrea Dossena on a four-year deal.

Dossena becomes Liverpool's second signing of the summer after joining from Udinese.

Dossena becomes Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez's second signing of the summer following the arrival of Swiss international Philipp Degen from Borussia Dortmund on Thursday.

The left-back will compete with Brazilian Fabio Aurelio for a place in Liverpool's first team and is viewed as a replacement for Norwegian John Arne Riise, who recently moved to Roma.

Reports suggest that the 26-year-old has cost Liverpool a fee in the region of $14 million.

Dossena, who has won one international cap for Italy, played a total of 63 games for Udinese -- scoring two goals.

Liverpool are reportedly close to making Aston Villa's England international midfielder Gareth Barry their third summer signing, although the two club's are still to agree a fee with Villa holding out for around $36 million.

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