Pegguy - the lowdown

Last updated : 19 January 2003 By Simon Turner

Pegguy Arphexad was born on the 18th May 1973 in the French province of Guadeloupe.

He started his career with hometown club Etoile de Morne-a-l'Eau (where he played with CF Valencia defender Jocelyn Angloma). A scout from FC Brest Armorique spotted the young keeper, and offered him a chance to play in the academy for a few years. So in 1989, at the age of 16, he made the long journey to France.

He played two seasons for Brest in the academy and youth sides, and in 1992, Pegguy secured a dream move to French giants Racing Club Len. He found it hard going, and made little impact on the side. A brief loan spell with Lille followed in 1996-7, where he gained experience as a first team keeper.

In 1997, after a three week trial at Motherwell, he moved to Martin O'Neill's Leicester City, where he won the Worthington Cup, but still had few first team chances with Kasey Keller and then Tim Flowers ahead of him in the pecking order.

In the summer of 2000, he joined Gérard Houllier's Liverpool revolution, but was an understudy to Sander Westerveld, (although he did make a handful of appearances in the Worthington Cup including an 8-0 thrashing of our rivals Stoke City!) then Jerzy Dudek and now Chris Kirkland. Arphexad has made just one appearance (as a substitute) since Dudek and Kirklands Anfield arrival away at Ipswich Town last year.

He went out on loan to Portsmouth in December 2001, but picked up an injury, and only played twice. Later on he went out on loan to Stockport, and made little impact there.

He has been a regular in Liverpool's reserves recently, but is still no nearer to a first team place.

Well that’s your lot - a good keeper, whose been at some great clubs. I think he'll do great for us if he signs.