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Premier League

Riise dismisses Liverpool return

Norway international defender John Arne Riise has dismissed reports linking him with a move from AS Roma back to Liverpool.

A newspaper story on Sunday suggested the left-back was unhappy in the Italian capital and was keen to return to Merseyside.

However, Riise said via the Giallorossi's press office: "I never said I wanted to return to Liverpool and I never made those statements.

"I am settled here in Rome and I want to stay."

The 29-year-old spent seven seasons at Anfield, making almost 350 appearances for the club before joining Roma in the summer of 2008.

He has started 47 matches for the Serie A outfit.