Liverpool acquires Cissokho on loan from Valencia
Liverpool made Aly Cissokho its fifth signing of the summer
after taking the France defender on a season-long loan from
The 25-year-old Cissokho, who has also played for FC Porto and
Lyon, will provide competition for Jose Enrique at left back.
”I’ve always dreamt of one day signing for a really legendary
club,” said Cissokho, whose one France cap came in August 2010
against Norway. ”I’ve been lucky enough to play for a few top
sides, and so to now get the chance to play for a club like
Liverpool, it’s just fantastic.”
Valencia said Liverpool has the option of buying the pacy
Cissokho at the end of his loan deal.
Cissokho joined the Spanish club on a four-year contract from
Lyon last summer. While playing for Porto earlier in his career, he
was reportedly close to a move to AC Milan before a medical test
showed Cissokho apparently had a dental problem that could cause
He joins fellow offseason signings Iago Aspas, Luis Alberto,
Simon Mignolet and Kolo Toure at Anfield. Liverpool began the
Premier League season with a 1-0 win over Stoke on Saturday.