French left-back Aly Cissokho has told Liverpool's official website that he is proud to play for the club and would love to extend his stay at Anfield beyond his current loan deal.
Cissokho is on loan at the Merseyside club from Spanish outfit Valencia and has played six times for The Reds so far this season, being able to operate in both the left-back and wing back positions as manager Brendan Rodgers experiments to find his best formation.
The 26-year-old says he is proud to represent Liverpool, and hopes a deal can be agreed next summer to ensure his permanent stay at the club.
He said: "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, 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."
The Frenchman is competing with Jose Enrique for a regular role on the left of The Reds' defence, but accepts that at a club the size of Liverpool competition for places is always going to be likely.
"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," added Cissokho.
"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."
Liverpool fans will be hoping a deal can be agreed for the former Porto man, as Cissokho has already proven to be a popular figure at the club after joining on loan in August.
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