Date:Tuesday January 20 2009
Pompey have just announced the signing of Liverpool winger Jermaine Pennant on loan unil the summer.
The deal will allow Pennant to remain a free agent when his Liverpool contract expires in June. It will also allow boss Tony Adams to assess Pennant for the quality he is looking for, effort, in the winger that he played with at Arsenal.
Pennant played 81 games for Liverpool scoring just three goals since signing from Birmingham City in 2006 for £6.7 million. He takes the loan slot vacated by Ben Sahar's return to Chelsea
Pennant has of course more recently been responsible for laying on the service for top scorer Peter Crouch when they were both at Anfield. Manager Adams remembered watching the two play in harness at Fulham last season.
Pennant told the Pompey official site "Tony`s given me the opportunity to come here and hopefully play regular first-team football. I played with him at Arsenal, so I know what he`s like. He was desperate for me to come which is very encouraging to hear. I want to repay some of that confidence by coming here and doing the best that I can.
It`s been frustrating this season but the Liverpool manager decided he didn`t want to play me for whatever reason. But now I want to help Pompey climb the table. My strengths are my crossing and getting past players and that`s what I`m looking to do here. There are a good bunch of players here in every position. Hopefully I can help them get some good results.
Of Peter Crouch he said: "It`ll be like the good old days at Liverpool! I know his strengths and hopefully I can deliver some good balls for him to get some goals. If I get the balls in the box then I know that Peter`s there to put them away."
Pennant will be available for the FA Cup fourth round tie with Swansea City on Saturday.
Date:Tuesday January 20 2009
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