Aly Cissokho has said he has no regrets over moving to Anfield, despite being questioned otherwise.
Liverpool loanee Aly Cissokho has had a mixed time since joining Liverpool, but says he has no regrets.
He was asked in a slightly tongue-in-cheek manner whether he regretted swapping the sunny climate of Spain for the usually miserable English weather in an interview with French newspaper L'Equipe.
The full-back replied: "No regrets, none! (You can) say that it is less a holiday destination but I came for the job. And Liverpool is a legendary club, historical.
"On match days, the city lives for it, much more than anywhere else I've played.
"You feel that football is the heart of every home. The stadium is always full. The songs, the atmosphere is awesome. This is the Champions League every weekend."
That's a great way of putting it, and he had more to add:
"I had already played with Lyon at Anfield, but there it is totally different. To wear this red shirt during the "You'll Never Walk Alone" is an extraordinary thing to live! This song, it is known worldwide.
"Already as a kid, it had struck me. I watched the games and I thought it was beautiful. But I never imagined in being a player one day.
"The first time, I felt a lot of emotions. I thought about all those years when I was younger, these hours I put in to believe in my dreams. And I realise how lucky I am to be here."
But will Cissokho be around to play Champions League football for real next season?
That's a topic he did not address, simply stating that he was doing his utmost to help the Reds win every game and finish as high as possible.
"The first goal is to qualify for the Champions League. But we feel that something is happening. Fulham, we win at the last minute from the penalty spot. This may be the luck of the champion."
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