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

Valencia.

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

muscular injuries.

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.