Liverpool striker Djibril Cisse has suffered another broken leg and his World Cup is over.
Djibs was playing for France in a friendly in St Etienne tonight ahead of the tournament in Germany. He fell awkwardly and as a result broke his right leg. Thankfully, contrary to what we’d earlier been told, it is not the same leg as he broke last time. He nearly lost his left leg when he was playing for Liverpool against Blackburn. It was the actions of Liverpool club doctor Mark Waller which saved Djibs from a possible amputation of his leg, so severe was the break.
The striker was looking set to be leaving Anfield this summer, with reports that Marseille’s sporting director was on Merseyside today to thrash out a deal with Liverpool for the forward. Djibs was signed by, but never played for, Gerard Houllier at a cost of £14m, arriving 2 summers ago at the same time as Rafael Benitez. The price that had been quoted for him was £7m, Djibs finally accepting he wasn’t a part of what Rafa saw as the future way forward for the Reds.
The injury will no doubt have an impact on Liverpool’s summer transfer dealings, but just how much remains to be seen.
The full extent of the injury is yet to be fully assessed, the break to the leg has not been confirmed officially but it’s difficult to see what else it could be.
We’d like to wish Djibril all the best and send our sympathies to him at what must be an absolutely devastating situation.