Cissokho delighted to complete Liverpool move
Aly Cissokho has spoken of his delight at joining Liverpool on loan from Valencia, the Daily Mail has reported, after the French left-back wrapped up his season-long move.
Cissokho has been given the No. 20 shirt at Anfield and is eager to make his Reds debut. He said: “I feel extremely proud to be here and I'm proud of all the hard work I've put in so far throughout my career.
“I've always dreamt of one day signing for a really legendary club. 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.”
Cissokho made his name with Portuguese side Porto before switching to Lyon and moving from there to Valencia last year. But he has been allowed to leave La Liga and added the attraction of the Premier League is part of the cause of his excitement. “I've always said, along with a lot of other French players, that I really love the English league, and although I've been fortunate enough to have played at some big clubs, in the back of my mind, I've always wanted to play in England.
“I hope to feature in as many games as possible,” Cissokho added. “I know it's going to be quite tough and I need to get to work as soon as possible as pre-season is over and we are into the league programme.
“I was fortunate enough to play at Anfield and it was a really special occasion for me. I have some great memories of that night. Although it was us that grabbed the win, it still remains a good memory.”
Cissokho, 25, made 36 appearances for Valencia last season and has appeared for the France national team, making his debut for Les Bleus in 2010. He has been brought to Liverpool by manager Brendan Rodgers to provide competition for incumbent left-back Jose Enrique.
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