Liverpool boosted in chase for French star

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Former Liverpool striker Djibril Cisse has confessed a desire to return to Anfield.

The Frenchman spent a fairly uneventful period of time with the club between 2004 and 2006, scoring 13 times for Liverpool in a spell that's more remembered for the striker's horrific leg break.

However, after a successful stint for Greek giants Panathinaikos last season, Cisse has admitted that the lure of a return to Merseyside would be too strong to turn down.

"I fancy coming back to Liverpool - that would be nice," the 28-year-old told Sky Sports News.

"I like Arsenal, because my friends are there, Manchester is nice, but my club is Liverpool - from my club point of view, England is one of the best if not the best."

Cisse spent time with Sunderland in the Premier League during the 2008/09 campaign, reaching double figures in goals whilst on loan from French side Marseille.

The Ligue 1 side sold Cisse for €8 million last summer, but he's quickly re-paid his debt to the trifylli after a stunning opening campaign at the Olympic Stadium.

Part of France's World Cup finals squad, Cisse does not believe he was given a chance with the Reds under Rafael Benitez, and hopes for another chance should new boss Roy Hodgson take a gamble on the former Auxerre hitman.

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