Sotirios Kyrgiakos set for Sunderland loan

Kyrgiakos set for Premier League return as former Reds defender heads to Sunderland

Former Liverpool defender Sotirios Kyrgiakos is on his way to Sunderland to complete a loan move from Wolfsburg.

The 32-year-old Greece international, who played 49 games for the Anfield club, has been brought in by Martin O'Neill as centre-back cover for Wes Brown, Titus Bramble and Matt Kilgallon, who are all injured and out of Wednesday's clash with Norwich City.

Loan deal: Sotirios Kyrgiakosis set for a spell at Sunderland

Loan deal: Sotirios Kyrgiakosis set for a spell at Sunderland

O'Neill, who has already completed the loan signing of Wayne Bridge from Manchester City, wants experienced cover and has swooped for a player who has hardly played in Germany since his free transfer from Liverpool at the end of last season.

The centre-back, who also had a spell with Rangers, is expected for a medical and talks this afternoon.