Liverpool’s search for a left-back may finally be over according to reports on talkSPORT today (Friday). Liverpool have been desperately searching for a new left-back to sign this summer and as you can imagine, pretty much every available left-back in Europe has been linked with a move to us.
Gael Clichy was one of Liverpool’s targets but he has since joined Manchester City and this transfer could now see Lyon’s left-back Aly Cissokho moving to Liverpool this summer. Cissokho had been a target for Manchester City but it is now highly unlikely they will pursue buying him now that they have Clichy. Which opens up the door for Liverpool to make a move on the player.
Cissokho has admitted in the past that he wants to try his luck in the Premier League and this would give him the perfect opportunity to do so with Liverpool.
£10million seems to be the fee being banded around required to capture the services of the 23-year-old Senegalese born defender who has one cap for the France national team. Cissokho is still young and that ties in well with the FSG policy on bringing in new players. Comolli highlighted yesterday following the acquisition of Charlie Adam that Liverpool are not only looking at buying British players.
Comolli said, “There is always a strategy. It’s about players who we’ve identified through the year. You identify players in positions where you think you’re weak or, if not weak, you think you can get better or add an extra body. There is a strategy in terms of profile of players we want to bring in: the mentality, the attitude, the work ethic – and the age is also a factor. People think about the citizenship and passport – but this doesn’t really matter as much as what I’ve just said.”