Reds Pass on Permanent Cissokho Switch

No chance for Aly
With Glen Johnson back in the starting eleven, on-loan fullback Aly Cissokho has dropped back to the bench and may have played his last match for Liverpool with reports out of Spain indicating that the Valencia man won’t be making a permanent move to Anfield.

The 26-year old has struggled to adapt to the pace of the Premier League since trading the Mestalla for Merseyside in August and it looks like he’ll be heading back to Valencia when his loan expires with Brendan Rodgers reportedly passing up the chance to take up a clause which would have made the fullback available for a mere €4mil. Although nothing has been officially announced quite yet, this looks to be par for the course.

Cissokho, who was injured in the early stages of the season, has failed to live up to expectations at Anfield despite making 13-appearances for the Reds. Injuries to Jose Enrique and Glen Johnson saw the French fullback get an extended run in the squad, but according to Spanish paper Plaza Deportiva, it hasn’t been enough to impress Rodgers with the Northern Irishman expected to dip into the transfer market this summer.

Although he may not have struck the fancy of the Liverpool boss, Cissokho seems to be enchanted with the city and in a recent interview with French paper L’Equipe — in which he said he had no regrets in going out on loan to Liverpool — he talked about the passion he sees week in and week out. “On match days, the city lives for it, much more than anywhere else I’ve played” he said. “You feel that football is the heart of every home. The stadium is always full. The songs, the atmosphere is awesome. This is the Champions League every weekend.”

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8 thoughts on “Reds Pass on Permanent Cissokho Switch

  • March 9, 2014 at 6:38 am

    he’s had a good year for us at left back.. i reckon we’ll buy him this summer… good man ally

  • March 9, 2014 at 6:44 am


  • March 9, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    Seriously? Would love to know what games you have been watching, he’s got the first touch of a 1legged dog, the vision of a bat and the awareness of a carrot, he tries hard but then so would I if I got a run out at anfield, the chance of signing him permanently is 0!

  • March 9, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    He’s shown improvement but I think it’s a bit too late for him. Had high hopes for him when we got him on loan…

  • March 9, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    Awareness of a carrot…that made me laugh.

  • March 9, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    I am actually very happy with Aly. He his strong and fast. And he has a whoscored rating of 7.04 that is better then Agger who has a performance rating this season of 6.89 and last season of 7.03. For a third choice LB to arrive for free and get a rating of 7.04 should be considered good.

    It is a shame he could not get to the level he used to be all those years ago… but the fact is he has come here done a good job and been a good influence on the team expressing a constant Love for Liverpool even when the fans hated him.

    I understand why the fans think so low of him, he does seem like bit of a donkey.

  • March 9, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    It’s hard not to like him and what he has to say — you’d expect more players to wax lyrical about the team the way he does.

    That being said, I don’t think he’s got what it takes to make an impact. I’d rather we bring in someone young and hungry that’s really going to push Enrique for the starting spot. Barring that, Jack Robinson anyone? He’s doing decent at Blackpool and could be another Flanagan in the making.

  • March 10, 2014 at 1:04 am

    Yeah I agree not an impact player, more of a cheep player to plug a whole when other players are out of action. I have not seen Jack Robinson play but I am not impressed by his states… Maybe send him on loan for another season and then see where he is at. Besides a year abroad would do him some good. I wonder who we will buy for the LB position, and will we buy another RB as well?

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