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Former Liverpool midfielder Patrik Berger retires

Patrick Berger
Berger spent seven seasons at Liverpool

Former Czech Republic international Patrik Berger is to end his playing career because of injury.

The attacking midfielder had spells at Liverpool, Portsmouth, Aston Villa and also had a stint on loan at Stoke.

He was released by Villa before signing for Sparta Prague but has now decided to call it a day as injuries have taken their toll.

A knee problem proved the final straw for the 36-year-old, who played his last game for Sparta on 8 August.

Berger had started his career as a Sparta Prague trainee before joining their rivals Slavia Prague at 18.

A switch to German side Borussia Dortmund followed and he was then brought to England when Liverpool signed him in the summer of 1996.

Berger was capped over 40 times by the Czech Republic, scoring 18 goals.



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Berger is shown door by O'Neill
06 May 08 |  Aston Villa
Villa release Sorensen and Berger
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