Rumors continue to persist around the possible capture of Lyon left back Aly Cissokho by Liverpool. Liverpool know all to well how effective Cissoko can be when they took on his Lyon team in the group stages of the CL in 09/10 season, Liverpool’s Stalwart Carragher and great Dane Agger enduring a difficult night.
On that occasion Cissokho proved a menacing figure and overlapped well with Makoun delivering potent and telling crosses for his attackers to thrive on. Lopez and Govo wasted many guilt edged opportunities that night but substitute Delgado eventually netted as later did Govo., painfully turfing the reds out of Europe’s elite competition.
They 23 year old endured an indifferent season last year causing him unrest at his current club, but Lyon wish to keep him and wont let him leave without a fight. Lyon Coach Remi Garde, is quoted in France’s L’Equipe,
“Aly is an important player to us and we wish him to stay, but if an offer came to us that fitted the chairman’s plan, then he may leave the club”
The effective left back was a target for Man City, but with the signature of Cilchy all but ended their interest. Roma and the giants of Turin Juventus are also reportedly interested. Liverpool need to find a replacement for the aging and injury prone Aurelio and provide depth and competition for the young left backs.
The youngster nearly signed for Milan several years back but interestingly failed a medical due to a problem with his teeth. If you see some of the generous overbites and pearly nashers in the Red’s current squad then I’m sure he’ll fit right in.