Aly Cissokho says his dreams have finally come to fruition after the defensive star agreed a season-long loan with Liverpool from Valencia.
Cissokho was Brendan Rodgers' fifth addition of the summer, brought in to create competition for Reds' left-back Jose Enrique and more depth in a squad which the manager hopes can challenge for a top four spot.
The 25 year old, who has featured for Porto and Lyon in his career, said that playing in England has always been a dream and now he will have the chance to play for one of Europe's legendary clubs.
He told the Echo: "I'm very happy to be here. I think we have a great team and great fans and together we can achieve big things.
"I've always dreamt of one day signing for a really legendary club. 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."
Cissokho admitted that for a long time he has hoped to be able to play in the Premier League, revealing that he was desperate for the transfer to Liverpool to go through as soon as the side showed interest in his signature.
"I've always said, along with a lot of other French players, that I really love the English league, and although I've been fortunate enough to have played at some big clubs, in the back of my mind, I've always wanted to play in England," he explained.
"It's really pleasing when a club like Liverpool shows interest in you, and when that interest becomes more serious, you really can't wait for the move to go through. Now that the transfer has been completed, I'm really happy.
"I hope to feature in as many games as possible, I know it's going to be quite tough and I need to get to work as soon as possible as pre-season is over and we are into the league programme."
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