Cissokho, Liverpool, Valencia, La Liga,

Liverpool has secured the young French defender on a season-long loan from Spanish La Liga side Valencia, and even though the Frenchman has played for other big European clubs he describes the move to Anfield as being a dream.

“I feel extremely proud to be here and I’m proud of all the hard work I’ve put in so far throughout my career,” Cissokho told the club’s official website.

“I’ve always dreamt of one day signing for a really legendary club. I’ve been lucky enough to play for a few top sides and so to now get the chance to play for a club like Liverpool, it’s just fantastic.

“I’ve always said, along with a lot of other French players, that I really love the English league and, although I’ve been fortunate enough to have played at some big clubs, in the back of my mind, I’ve always wanted to play in England.

“It’s really pleasing when a club like Liverpool shows interest in you and, when that interest becomes more serious, you really can’t wait for the move to go through. Now that the transfer has been completed, I’m really happy.

“I hope to feature in as many games as possible. I know it’s going to be quite tough and I need to get to work as soon as possible as pre-season is over and we are into the league programme.”