Anfield boss keen on left back?
Liverpool and Juventus are locked in a battle to sign Lyon defender Aly Cissokho.
Cissokho, 24, has been strongly linked with a switch to Anfield but the move never materialised during the summer.
Kenny Dalglish will have to act fast to sign the French international as Juventus are also keen to sign him when the transfer window re-opens in January.
Reports in France today suggest that both Liverpool and Juventus sent scouts to see him in action during the Champions League game against Dinamo Zagreb on Tuesday night.
Lyon are desperate to keep Cissokho at the club, but are unlikely to stand in his way if they receive a sizeable offer for his signature in the new year.
This move would be to say the least, odd. Aly Cissokho is a recognised left back who can also play further up on the flank, two areas that Kenny Dalglish would appear to have covered. After all the Liverpool boss signed Jose Enrique and Stewart Downing to play on that wing, so why would he be pushing to sign the 24 year old French international? If the idea is to add strength in depth it is worth noting that a number of youngsters at Anfield are available to do that job.
Teenager Jack Robinson proved last term that he is able to play at the highest level but clearly is not ready to put in a regular stint, hence the wise capture of Enrique from Newcastle United. This is not to say that Aly Cissokho is not a good player because the Lyon man is clearly an experienced player with a great deal of potential to grow but a move to Juventus may be more likely this January.
The former FC Porto man may however feel there is no need to leave Lyon, who are currently joint top of Ligue 1 and have started their Champions League campaign with four points from two games.