VIDEO: Aly Cissokho Makes Liverpool Return in u21 Rout
Video by @LFCTikiTaka
We haven’t seen Valencia loanee Aly Cissokho since he injured his ankle only moments into his competitive Liverpool debut against Notts County in the Capital One Cup, but the French fullback is working his way back to full fitness and the man with the second craziest hair in the Reds squad pitched in with an assist as the u21’s put the Tottenham reserves to the sword.
Brendan Rodgers hinted at a return for Cissokho at the end of the international break, but last night he got eased back into proceedings with a run out in Alex Inglethorpe’s side. By the time the final whistle was blown, the Reds reserves put five goals past Spurs with five different goal scorers finding the net and the second one came with a little help from the fullback.
Cameron Brannagan exploited a gap in the Tottenham backline with a clever run, and with a pass that was worthy of an immediate recall, Cissokho chipped the ball with inch perfect accuracy for the attacker to knock down and slot home past the Spurs ‘keeper. It may take some time for the fullback to get back up to speed, but from what we saw last night, he’s been putting in work.
3 thoughts on “VIDEO: Aly Cissokho Makes Liverpool Return in u21 Rout”
He’s much better at attacking than Jose with his powerful runs and delivery into the box so I’d use Aly against teams sitting deep when we need that extra bit of quality to break them down.
That’s an extremely big, muscular, fast, technical, athletic back line, that and the premier leagues deadliest striker partnership + the silky skills of Coutinho says to me a champions league place is a realistic target this season.
It really says how good our defenders are when we leave out a world class player like Agger that would’ve been starting every game for Barcelona.
With Kelly and Wisdom playing in this formation in training, things can only get better defensively.
Honestly, I can’t see Enrique being around for much longer. When he’s good, he’s good, but when he’s bad, holy shit is he ever bad. The lapses in concentration kill me; I know it’s still really early, but if Cissokho does well, I can see us making the move permanent.