In our weekly feature we take a look at the life and career of former Liverpool players and this week it is the turn of Andrei Dossena and we find out where he is now.
Andrea Doseena started his career with Verona making his debut as a 20 year old against city rivals Chievo, going on to make over 100 appearances in 4 years before moving to newly promoted Treviso.
After just one season with Treviso he would move onto Udinise where his performances earned him a call up to the Italian national side and also caught the eye of Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez who signed him as a replacement for the departing John Arne Riise.
The Italian was one of 2 full-backs signed in the summer of 2008 alongside Swiss international Phillip Degen who came in on a free while Andrea Doseena set the reds back £7m
He struggled to adapt to the Premier League where full backs play higher up the field than in Italy but his time at Liverpool is probably most fondly remembered for 2 games which came 4 days apart, firstly against Real Madrid in the Champions League where he popped up at the far post to score Liverpool’s 4th and followed that with a delightful lob in the last minute to secure a 4-1 victory over Manchester United.
He would be sold to Napoli in the January transfer window of 2010 for 4m where he picked up a Coppa Italia winners medal in 2012 after coming off the bench for the last 5 minutes.
Soon after he would be re-united with ex Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez but was told that he had no future at Napoli and was loaned out to Palermo before returning to England to join Sunderland.
His latter career was spent in lower leagues of England & Italy having spells with Leyton Orient (during this time he was also arrested for shop lifting in Harrods), Chiasso & Piacenza before hanging up his boots.
So where is he now ?
After hanging up his boots, Dossena accepted the role the managerial role of Serie D side A.C Crema where he stayed for he took them to a play off spot but after failing to win promotion he recently took over fellow Serie D strugglers Ravenna FC.
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