Former Anfield man makes it abundantly clear he wants Merseyside return.
French international Djibril Cisse is hoping to secure a move back to Liverpool. The 28 year old Panathinaikos striker had a torrid time during his two year spell at Anfield where serious injury and bouts of poor form prevented him from making much of a positive impact.
There is a possibility that Roy Hodgson would be happy to consider a move for the former Marseille, Sunderland and Auxerre man as the newly installed boss looks to strengthen his attacking options.
Cisse was fairly clear of his preference of teams if indeed he did secure a Premier League return
“At Liverpool I didn’t have my chance, at Sunderland I had a good time but I fancy coming back to Liverpool – that would be nice. I like Arsenal, because my friends are there, Manchester is nice, but my club is Liverpool – from my club point of view, England is one of the best if not the best.”
Since leaving England the powerfully built attacker has gone from strength to strength. First with two solid seasons at Marseille where he netted 37 goals in two seasons and now in Greece he has been in prolific form. His 29 goals last term helped his side to a domestic double and gave him instant cult hero status at the Athens club as well as a way back into the French national team set-up.
He would cost in the region of £12m and will be a player Panathinaikos will be loathed to lose but they may well elect to cash in on Cisse rather than keep hold of an unhappy player. Hodgson knows that he needs to bring in new strikers given the rather heavy burden placed on Spaniard Fernando Torres and the fact that he is now facing time out with the injury sustained in the World Cup Final, their need is even more heightened.