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HEADLESS CHICKEN! Kop chase 'chicken'.

Byline: DAVID ANDERSON

LIVERPOOL have been warned they will get a "headless chicken" if they buy Dnipro's Yevhen Konoplyanka.

Ex-Arsenal defender Oleg Luzhny has dismissed winger Konoplyanka (left) - claiming his fellow Ukrainian is not suited to the English game.

Luzhny said: "I don't think the English league is right for him. His style of play is better suited to Italy or Spain."

Luzhny was scathing of Konoplyanka in Ukraine's 3-0 defeat by France in the World Cup play-offs. He said: "I saw how he played in the second leg in Paris - like a headless chicken.

"In Ukraine, you can afford not to run. The game in England is totally different - it's about power. You run at speed up and down, and it's like that for 90 minutes."

Konoplyanka, 24, said "LFC? I'm so excited about it and soon you will know where I will play.

"It's all very serious. I'm shocked myself."
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
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Date:Jan 31, 2014
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