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Tuesday 20 August 2013

Liverpool sign Valencia defender Cissokho on loan

The 25-year-old Frenchman moves to Anfield from the Spanish club for the 2013/14 season

Cissokho is delighted to have joined Liverpool on a season-long loan (Picture: @LFC)

Liverpool have signed Aly Cissokho on a season-long loan from Valencia, subject to the completion of paperwork.

"It's going to be a great to rub shoulders with the club's top-quality players"
Aly Cissokho

The 25-year-old French left-back passed a medical to become Brendan Rodgers' fifth summer signing, following Iago Aspas, Luis Alberto, Simon Mignolet and Kolo Toure.

"I'm very happy to be here,” Cissokho told the Liverpool website. “We have a great team and great fans and together we can achieve big things.

"It's going to be a great experience to be able to rub shoulders with the club's top-quality players. I have experience in the game, but coming here there will still be lots of things to learn and discover as I work with everyone every day.

"I can learn from my new manager, get to know the new style of play here, familiarise myself with different opposition teams and learn the language. 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."

As well as for Valencia, Cissokho has played in the UEFA Champions League for Porto, Lyon and Valencia after starting his career at Gueugnon. He has one cap for France.

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Key Points

  • Liverpool sign Valencia left-back Aly Cissokho on a season-long loan
  • The 25-year-old is the fifth signing made by Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers this summer
  • Cissokho has won one cap for France