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Werder Bremen v Liverpool (17/07/2007) - Double Agents
Sunday, 15th July 2007
As we prepare to face SV Werder Bremen for the first time on Tuesday, YNWA looks back at the career of the only player known to have appeared for both clubs.

Karlheinz Riedle started his senior career at Augsburg. He then moved to SV Blau-Weiß Berlin in 1986, who had just been promoted to the Bundesliga. However, they finished bottom and Riedle left for SV Werder Bremen the following summer.

He scored eighteen goals in 33 games in his first season as Bremen won the League title for only the second time ever. He also made his debut for West Germany that season. Riedle then helped them to two German Cup finals in 1989 and 1990, although they lost them both. He struck a total of 24 goals in 87 League games.

After helping his country to claim the World Cup in 1990, he moved to S.S. Lazio, staying there for three years and notching thirty times in 86 Serie A outings. He returned to his homeland to join Borussia Dortmund, helping them to claim back-to-back Bundesliga titles and then bagging a brace as they beat Juventus in the Champions League Final in 1997.

He arrived at Anfield for £1.8m in July 1997, scoring fifteen times in 76 reds games. He had a great influence on the young Michael Owen, before leaving Anfield for Fulham in a £200,000 deal in September 1999. He also spent time as their Caretaker Manager at Craven Cottage during 1999/00, and retired from the game in 2001.



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