Liverpool lands Aly Cissokho on loan from Valencia
Defender is fifth significant summer signing for EPL side
Liverpool made Aly Cissokho its fifth signing of the summer after taking the France defender on a season-long loan from Valencia.
The 25-year-old Cissokho, who has also played for FC Porto and Lyon, will provide competition for Jose Enrique at left back.
"I've always dreamt of one day signing for a really legendary club," said Cissokho, whose one France cap came in August 2010 against Norway.
"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."
Valencia said Liverpool has the option of buying the pacy Cissokho at the end of his loan deal.
Cissokho joined the Spanish club on a four-year contract from Lyon last summer. While playing for Porto earlier in his career, he was reportedly close to a move to AC Milan before a medical test showed Cissokho apparently had a dental problem that could cause muscular injuries.
He joins fellow off-season signings Iago Aspas, Luis Alberto, Simon Mignolet and Kolo Toure at Anfield.
Liverpool began the Premier League season with a 1-0 win over Stoke on Saturday.