Anfield side chase Lyon full-back.
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Liverpool must pay almost £9m if they want to sign Lyon full-back Aly Cissokho.
The former Porto star has long been linked with a move to Anfield, and after Jose Enrique’s mixed first season at the club there are rumours that Liverpool could make another bid for the left-back.
And Lyon are willing to sell, but not for much less than the £12.18m than they spent to buy the player from Porto in 2009.
And in a statement Lyon claimed that they will not accept any bid lower than £9m – and with Napoli also keen Liverpool have a decision to make if they are to bring Cissokho to the club.
It seems unlikely Brendan Rodgers will pursue any move for Aly Cissokho beyond the £9m stated, not least as there doesn’t seem a pressing need to bring in a left back. The24 year old Lyon man has consistently been linked with a move to the Merseyside club and whilst the French international is a very able performer one wonders why Liverpool would continue to pursue the defender.
Though Liverpool struggled last term and ended the Premier League season with their worst top flight placing in over 50 years the root of that problem lay fairly firmly on Kenny Dalglish’s sides inability to score goals rather than any severe deficiencies at the back.
Given that one of the only truly consistent performers last term was left back Jose Enrique, there seems little need to pay over the odds for a player who plays in the same spot as the Spaniard.