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Aly Cissokho has expressed his desire to remain at Liverpool on a permanent deal after revealing his pride at playing at Anfield.

The France international was brought in on a season-long loan in the summer from Valencia to provide competition for Jose Enrique at left-back.And now the 26-year-old has set his sights on staying beyond the loan deal after enjoying life at the Reds so far.

“It’s a great source of pride for me every day to be able to play with players like this and to represent a big club like Liverpool,” Cissokho told Liverpool’s official website.

“It’s a source of pride for all the coaches I had as a youth player. Of course, I am very happy to be here and I hope to stay here.

“It’s a great city. We have a great training complex here, and we all have a lot placed at our disposal to get the best from each player, and that’s a good thing for me.”

Cissokho acknowledges that it won’t be easy to establish himself as a regular first-team player under Brendan Rodgers, but he is relishing the challenge of the physical nature of English football.He said: “To start with, when you want to play in a team like Liverpool, you have to expect that there’s going to be high level of competition for each place, whether in central defence, midfield or in attack.

“Everyone in the team is disappointed not to be competing in European competition, and every player wants to give his best to ensure that the club is up there in the qualifying positions at the end of the season.

“The season is long, and there are a lot of matches to come. The coach makes, and will continue to make, his decisions, and it’s important to respect them so that the team can be in the best shape each Saturday.”I’d say the English championship resembles the leagues I’ve known to date – very physical, high tempo, as in France, and like in Spain and Portugal, a lot of intensity, as with here, combined with technical football.

“It’s very engaged, and it’s non-stop. It’s surprising to see that even with those teams in mid-table, as well as those nearer the top of the table, there’s never a let up in the tempo, and they all play at the maximum level right up to the last minute of the match.”

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