Liverpool's Pennant joins Portsmouth on loan until the end of season

Jermaine Pennant

Jermaine Pennant has joined Portsmouth on loan

Winger Jermaine Pennant has agreed to join Portsmouth on loan from Liverpool
until the end of the season.

Pennant was expected to move to the south coast club last week, after the clubs agreed terms for a player signed by the Reds for £6.7million from Birmingham in July 2006.

The 26-year-old was subsequently reported to prefer to stay at Anfield, but
Portsmouth have revealed on their official website that they have got their man after all.

Manager Tony Adams explained Pennant, with whom the former England defender played at Arsenal, fits the bill perfectly at Fratton Park.

'I've known him for a long time,' said Adams.

'We were together at Arsenal a long, long time ago. He was the new kid on the block and a very exciting prospect.'

Adams added: 'He's quick and technically very gifted. He can have a go at defenders.

Jermaine Pennant poses after signing a six-month loan deal with Portsmouth

Headed south: Jermaine Pennant poses after signing a six-month loan deal with Portsmouth

'I saw him play with Peter Crouch for Liverpool at Fulham last year and was constantly getting past their left-back and getting crosses in for Crouchie.

'That's a good combination that I wanted to put back together. He's going to put some good crosses in and hopefully weigh in himself.'

Jermaine Pennant

Jermaine Pennant joined Liverpool in 2006

Pennant, who started his career at Notts County, joined Liverpool in 2006.

He has played some major matches for the Merseyside giants, including the European Cup final against AC Milan in 2007.

No comments have so far been submitted. Why not be the first to send us your thoughts, or debate this issue live on our message boards.

We are no longer accepting comments on this article.

Who is this week's top commenter? Find out now