Liverpool attacker Anthony Le Tallec has joined Le Mans on-loan.

The 22-year-old French forward, who was farmed out by the Reds to Sochaux last term, completed the switch to the Stade Omnisports Leon Bollee late on Friday evening.

Les Manceaux have the option of making the deal permanent at the end of the season.

Le Tallec faced the prospect of limited football at Anfield this season under Rafael Benitez.