Liverpool Football Club has signed fullback Aly Cissokho on a season-long loan from Valencia, subject to the completion of paperwork.
The 25-year-old passed a medical at Melwood before putting pen to paper on a deal that will see him spend the 2013-14 campaign with the Reds.
He becomes Brendan Rodgers‘ fifth summer signing, following in the footsteps of Iago Aspas, Luis Alberto, Simon Mignolet and Kolo Toure.
And after clinching his new deal, Cissokho told Liverpoolfc.com: “I’m very happy to be here. I think we have a great team and great fans and together we can achieve big things.
“It’s going to be a great experience to be able to rub shoulders with the club’s top-quality players. I have experience in the game, but coming here there will still be lots of things to learn and discover as I work with everyone every day.
“I can learn from my new manager, get to know the new style of play here, familiarize myself with different opposition teams and learn the language. It’s going to be a great experience for me, and of course playing for the club for the first time is something I’m excited about.”
The Frenchman boasts a proven pedigree at the highest level of European soccer, having played in the UEFA Champions League for Porto, Lyon and Valencia.
Cissokho, who began his senior career with FC Gueugnon, got his first experience of playing at Anfield when he represented Lyon in its 2-1 victory over Liverpool in October 2009.
He has one cap for France.
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