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Liverpool Transfer Rumours: Reds Linked With French Defender

Liverpool have been told by Lyon that they will have to pay £9m if they want to sign long term defensive target Aly Cissokho. Find out all the details here.

The summer transfer window is open and Football Talk will bring you all the latest Liverpool transfer news. Today, Liverpool are linked with a move for a French full back.

Aly Cissokho

Liverpool have been told they will have to pay £9m if they want to sign Lyon defender Aly Cissokho, according to talkSPORT.

The report claims that the Reds are considering bringing in another left back to offer competition to Jose Enrique, and long-term target Aly Cissokho is thought to be high on the agenda.

Lyon are believed to be willing to sell the France international but want to recoup as much of the £12.1m they forked out in 2009 when they signed the player from Porto, with £9m being the minimum required to land the 24-year-old this summer.

Liverpool may face stiff competition from Newcastle and Everton, as well as Italian outfit Napoli, who have all been credited with interest.

FT Verdict

Liverpool have been linked with Cissokho for almost two years now and at £9m he would represent a good buy.

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However, i really can’t see Brendan Rogers identifying left back as the first area of concern at Anfield. Jose Enrique had a very solid season and the Liverpool defence overall was decent last term. It’s scoring goals that’s the problem, not conceding them, so i don’t expect Cissokho to move to Liverpool this summer.

Would Liverpool fans like to see Cissokho at Anfield? Get involved in the comments section.



  1. Jez

    June 8, 2012 at 10:27 am

    I think Jose season is being very highly over rated. Don’t get me wrong he started of superbly but he was extremely disappointing after Christmas and I do believe he could do with competition as Jon Flanagan isn’t quite ready yet

  2. steve

    June 8, 2012 at 10:40 am

    Jon Flanagans a Right back, our left back is Jackie Robinson

  3. paul walker

    June 8, 2012 at 11:26 am

    If we only have a limited transfer budget, then we do not need another left back as we have cover in the form of Jack Robinson, and Enrique was hardly a liability last season. we only need to focus on midfield and wingers. 3/4 of our squad is complete we just need a pacey skilled right sided winger and a 20 goals a season striker like bent to offer competition and another option to carrol. Not forgetting we have lucas to come back which will lbe like having a new signing all over again

  4. Olalekan

    June 8, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    I prefer cissoko dan enrique

  5. Olalekan

    June 8, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    I prefer cissoko dan enrique. Because cissoko hav a perfect marking and attacking minded dan enrique

  6. Laurie

    June 8, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    We need gaston ramirez, belhanda in midfield Elia on the wing and diame to replace spearing Charlie Adam has to go next he’ll never be good enough for Liverpool and a striker

  7. LFC_Fan

    June 8, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    In the second half last seasson, Enrique proved why, at 25, his price was only 6mn & why he had never been called for Spain. I do think that incapability of Downing put extra pressure on him but still he is too ordinary to bank on as the No. 1 LB.

    Cissokho is probably a better tackler than Enrique; both of them are quick, probably Enrique quicker, but Cissokho has a better crossing ability. Don’t think, either is a reliable dribbler & I don’t want FBacks to dribble too much. If you have proper quality wingers (unlike the Elglish garbage KD wasted 20 mn for) your FBacks should be solid first & flamboyont later.

    If Aly comes, I think he ‘ll become 1st choice.

  8. Benny

    June 8, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    Seriously…honestly…I don’t get why everyone keeps insulting our players. Even with Dalglish’s crappy style of play with his crappy selections from his average squad, our problems weren’t in defense or midfield…CHANCES WERE CREATED…BUT NOT FINISHED!! If we had just one high-conversion-rate finisher (the calibre of Papiss Cisse) we would’ve taken Arsenal’s place on the table. My advice to Rogers – get us a finisher with a minimum of 6/10 conversion rate. If you can get us two of these, you can continue using Dalglish’s boys and game plan, WE’LL STILL MAKE CHAMPIONS’ LEAGUE!!!

  9. chinonso

    June 9, 2012 at 12:46 am

    I tink sissokho is beter

  10. James

    June 10, 2012 at 10:07 am

    My sentiments exactly!

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