Liverpool Transfer News: Cissokho on Reds' radar
It’s no surprise when a player is linked to a big club like Liverpool FC in the summer window, even less so when they are going through a revamp. So, here’s another one from the news mill with the well-publicised problem area of Liverpool being provided a solution again. Yeah, you got it right- left back position.
Since the peacock-haired darling of the Kop, John Arnee Riise left for Italy in 2008, Liverpool have struggled to find a suitable replacement. Players have come and gone, but no one has had an impact like Riise. The last season brought this problem to the fore, with possibly the worst-signing ever, Paul Konchesky donning the Liverpool jersey to fill the void left by Riise. And boy, he was awful! I would rather not waste words on that bald, toad-like Fulham crap! So, Glen Johnson, the affable guy he is, played out of his favoured position and did reasonably well. But the problem has not subsided, one bit. Liverpool are still in need of a quality left-back with attacking prowess of Coentrao and defensive prowess of Ashley Cole. Yeah right, we need Optimus Prime. Enough of the digression, after losing out on Clichy and the transfer talks related to Enrique sounding like rogue trash-talk, another player by the name of Aly Cissokho is now on Reds’ radar, reportedly.
Finally, Roberto Mancini got bored of his silly game, or it seems. A birdie told me, he was planning to buy all the left-backs in the world and then toy with the other clubs. But I guess, Sheikh Mansour spanked him for his whimsical nature and now, finally Liverpool have a decent chance to land a left-back., Aly Cissokho from Lyon.
The French defender has caught the eyes of the world through his impressive displays for the French side and has always been a big fan of the Premier League. Cissokho said in April:
“Lyon is a city and a club that I love. I’m happy in France but if I ever had to change clubs I would go to the Premier League because they practice a style of football similar to how I play on the field.”
A bid of around £10million is thought to be enough to prize the French international from Stade Gerland. With the interest of Man City cooling off and Liverpool’s desperate search for a left-back still on, Cissokho may well, get his wish.
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