PHOTO: Liverpool player poses with Stoke City shirt after loan move

Liverpool have confirmed the season-long loan move to Stoke City for Oussama Assaidi.

Oussama Assaidi has posed with a Stoke City shirt after returning to the club on loan from Liverpool.

The 26-year-old enjoyed a fruitful spell at the Britannia Stadium last season and he now heads back to the club where he made 19 league appearances in the previous campaign, scoring four goals in that time.

Mark Hughes has expressed his happiness at the deal, telling Sky Sports he was delighted that Assaidi has returned to Stoke.

The Morocco player is the latest Liverpool star to move on loan, following Sebastian Coates out the door after the defender headed to Sunderland.

Assaidi had been widely expected to return to Stoke all summer, and while it may have taken longer than Hughes would have hoped, he can be happy that it went over the line eventually.

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