Joining ‘legendary’ Liverpool is a dream – Cissokho

The French left-back has moved from Valencia on a season-long loan to provide competition for Jose Enrique and hopes to play in as many games as possible at Anfield

Aly Cissokho has expressed his delight at joining Liverpool, which he describes as “a legendary club”.

The Reds have secured the Frenchman on a season-long loan from Valencia and, despite having played for some of Europe’s top clubs already in his career, the left-back describes the move as a “dream”.

“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,” Cissokho told the club’s official website.

“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.

“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.

“It’s really pleasing when a club like Liverpool shows interest in you and, when that interest becomes more serious, you really can’t wait for the move to go through. Now that the transfer has been completed, I’m really happy.

“I hope to feature in as many games as possible. 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.”

Cissokho played for Olympique Lyonnais when they beat Liverpool 2-1 back in 2009 and says that he has good memories of Anfield as a result.

“I was fortunate enough to play at Anfield and it was a really special occasion for me,” the defender enthused. “I have some great memories of that night. Although it was us that grabbed the win, it still remains a good memory.

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