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Liverpool agree Zenden signing

Liverpool FC have announced that midfielder Boudewijn Zenden will join the club from Middlesbrough FC.

UEFA Champions League winners Liverpool FC have announced that Middlesbrough FC midfield player Boudewijn Zenden will sign for them on Monday.

European hope
The 28-year-old Dutch international has agreed terms with Liverpool and joins on a free transfer after his contract at the Riverside Stadium expired at the end of June. He will be eligible to play for Liverpool when they launch their Champions League defence in the first qualifying round against Welsh side Total Network Solutions FC on 13 July.

'Agreement reached'
"Bolo Zenden has passed his medical," a Liverpool spokesperson confirmed. "We have reached an agreement with the player and expect the contract to be signed on Monday morning. He will then be introduced at a press conference later that afternoon."

Dutch international
The former PSV Eindhoven and FC Barcelona player joined Middlesbrough on loan from Chelsea FC in 2003, before making the move permanent a year later. He scored nine times in 67 league games for Steve McClaren’s side and missed just two Premier League games last season. He also scored three goals in Middlesbrough’s run to the Round of 16 in the UEFA Cup.

Final winner
Zenden scored the decisive second goal from the penalty spot in Middlesbrough’s 2-1 victory over Bolton Wanderers FC in the English League Cup final 2004. He has scored seven times in 54 appearances for the Netherlands.