Liverpool striker Djibril Cisse has now changed his mind about wanting to remain a Red, if quotes attributed to him today are to be believed.
Djibs has been telling anyone who’ll listen, for the past few months at least, that he was happy at Anfield. He had a new wife, and new house, and he was enjoying himself. He scored on Saturday in the FA Cup final to add to the two he got in the Super Cup final at the start of the season. Now though it seems he wants to go back to the league where he was much more successful in front of goal and play for Marseille.
The 24-year-old is in the French squad for the World Cup, and told La Provence that he’d be taking any offer from Marseille seriously: “I would look seriously at an offer, if Marseille showed renewed interest. I have never hidden my interest in playing for Marseille. For me France has two clubs, Auxerre and Marseille, who I have always dreamt about.”
Cisse also admitted that he had been talking to Marseille (we assume
with permission) during the last two transfer windows. He’s determined
to play for the French side at some point: “I repeat once again, yes
one day I will come and play for Marseille. I had very strong contacts
with Marseille last summer and winter. It was about to come to a
positive solution but Liverpool were against me moving. At Marseille
they thought it was me who didn’t want to come but that was not at all
Cisse wants to leave thoughts about the next stage of his career to one
side for now though, preferring to concentrate on the World Cup: “I
believe that after the World Cup I will make a decision over my future.”
With Liverpool looking to bring in two new strikers this summer,
Cisse’s change of heart may well be down to him being given some honest
answers about his worth to Rafa Benítez in terms of Liverpool’s plans.