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Cissokho eager for Champions League football with Liverpool

Aly Cissokho completed his loan move to Liverpool from Valencia on Tuesday and is now determined to help the club reach the Champions League.

The French left-back will spend the 2013/14 season on loan at Anfield and is hoping he can help guide them into Europe's top competition after experiencing a Champions League night on Merseyside when he was at Lyon back in 2009.

"I was fortunate enough to play at Anfield and it was a really special occasion for me," said Cissokho.

"I have some great memories of that night. Although we knew it was going to be tough, we managed to win, and so that made it an even bigger occasion for us, as did the special atmosphere of the crowd - so typical of England and especially Liverpool.

"The Champions League is a competition that you dream of taking part in and I think that a club like Liverpool richly deserves to be involved in it because of the quality of its players and the atmosphere and quality of its stadium.

"Champions League nights at Liverpool are the kind of games that are really special for the players in any away team coming to Anfield, and that's why Liverpool very much deserve to be a part of that competition."

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