Sotirios Kyrgiakos: Liverpool Can Win The Premier League Title

Owen WatsonCorrespondent IAugust 28, 2009

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL - MARCH 28: Yossi Benayoun of Israel battles with Sotirios Kyrgiakos of Greece duing the FIFA 2010 World Cup Qualifier between Israel and Greece at The Ramat Gan National Stadium on March 28, 2009 in Tel Aviv, Israel.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Liverpool's latest signing, Sotirios Kyrgiakos, believes his new side are more than capable of winning the Premier League.

The Greek defender believes his experience will help Liverpool to reach this goal.

"I have a little experience of winning titles from my previous career in Greece and in Scotland," Kyrgiakos told Liverpool's official website. 

"I won one title with Panathinaikos and two in Scotland when I played with Rangers. I hope that the experiences I had in Scotland will help me begin well at Liverpool. 

"I believe that I have the qualities needed to play in the Premier League," he added.

"My time in Scotland will help because it is a similar style of football to here. It is true that the Premier League will be more difficult than the SPL [Scottish Premier League] because the game is faster here and there are more quality players. 

"In Scotland you had Rangers, Celtic and Hearts, and it was very rare for us to lose to anyone—and if we did it was normally to one of those two teams," explained the Greek.


"In England, everyone is capable of beating everyone else."

Kyrgiakos admitted he followed English football before making his move, and believes his new side will go one better than last year, when they finished as runners-up.

"I watched a lot of last season's Premier League and I believe we were very close to the title," said the 30-year-old. 

"From what I have seen this season we are equipped to go even better," he stated. "In my experience of winning titles, you need a great team spirit in the dressing room and I have seen this already among my new team-mates. 

"Everyone works hard and gives everything. That is the most important thing you need for such a long battle as the title race. After that, you need to be brave and have a little bit of luck along the way. 


"I enjoy a challenge, and this is the toughest challenge I have taken in my career so far. I am looking forward to playing in this league, but first I must prove myself to the manager in training. 

"I know there are a lot of good players at this club so I cannot take anything for granted."



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