Monday, 1st September, 2014

Former Liverpool defender John Arne Riise will be competing in the Champions League this season after signing for Cypriot side APOEL.

Riise departed Fulham earlier this year, after failing to help the Cottagers avoid relegation from the Premier League.

He has been on the lookout for a new club and, after much consideration, has penned a two-year deal with APOEL.

That means Riise will play in the Champions League this season, as APOEL have been drawn alongside Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and Ajax in their group.


"I am very pleased", Riise said in a statement.


"This is a new culture and a new opportunity. The Champions League adventure will be fresh.

"I've kept myself in good shape through the summer and I hope to play games again soon."

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