Liverpool finally complete the signing of Aly Cissokho on loan
He passed a medical at Melwood and signed his papers to confirm himself a Liverpool player for the 2013/14 season. The French international expressed his delight to be joining a side of Liverpool’s history and stature.
‘I’m happy to be here. We have a great team and great fans. There will be lots to learn and discover as I work with everyone every day. I can learn from my new manager and get to know the new style of play here. It’s going to be a great experience for me, and of course playing for the club for the first time is something I’m excited about.’
Having spent only one season at Valencia, he’s subsequently fallen out of favour with the side and has been on Liverpool’s radar for a long time.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was excited to announce Cissokho as a Liverpool player, but remained tight-lipped on the future of the side’s current first-choice left-back Jose Enrique. The Spaniard has been linked to a summer exit after a disappointing campaign. Cissokho could well oust Enrique from the first-team for the rest of the season.