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Liverpool re-sign defender Aurelio

Brazilian defender Fabio Aurelio has been re-signed by Liverpool, just two months after being told he had no future at the club.

sports Updated: Aug 02, 2010 01:36 IST
AFP

Brazilian defender Fabio Aurelio has been re-signed by Liverpool, just two months after being told he had no future at the club.

The 30-year-old left in May, but manager Roy Hodgson offered him the chance to train with the Reds in a bid to earn a return and he has now been offered a two-year contract.

"I asked the club to find out whether Fabio had found a new club. When we ascertained that he hadn't, we invited him back so we could properly assess the player," Hodgson said.

"We were very impressed and I am delighted we were able to re-sign Fabio."

Aurelio, who played 71 times in four seasons at Anfield and scored three goals, has been included in the travelling party for Sunday's friendly against Borussia Monchengladbach.

First Published: Aug 02, 2010 01:33 IST