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Australia international Milos Degenek signs three-and-a-half year deal with Al Hilal

Socceroo Milos Degenek has signed a three-and-a-half year deal with Saudi Arabian powerhouse club Al Hilal.

The central defender took a break from his Asian Cup duties with Australia in the United Arab Emirates to confirm his switch from Serbian club Red Star Belgrade.

The 24-year-old impressed earlier this season during Red Star's Champions League campaign against Paris St Germain, Liverpool and Napoli.

A starter in both of Australia's Asian Cup fixtures so far, Degenek signed the contract in...

Liverpool omit Xherdan Shaqiri for Red Star Belgrade trip amid off-pitch concerns

Xherdan Shaqiri has not made the trip to Serbia for Liverpool's Champions League clash with Red Star Belgrade as Jurgen Klopp is keen to avoid off-the-pitch distractions.

Shaqiri would have been given an extremely hostile reception in Belgrade after the Kosovo-born player celebrated a goal scored for Switzerland against Serbia at the World Cup with a gesture imitating a double-headed eagle, the Albanian national symbol.

Shaqiri also wore the image of a Kosovo flag on his boot.

Kosovo is a former...