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Former Liverpool striker could follow Gerrard to MLS – report

Former Liverpool striker Djibril Cisse has dropped a major hint that he could be heading to the USA after he said “it would be cool” to play in Major League Soccer, according to ESPN.

The ex-France international is currently playing for Ligue 1 side Bastia, but hasn’t started a league game this season and has made just six appearances overall.

Cisse said in January that it was likely he would be retiring at the conclusion of the 2014/15 season because of an ongoing issue with a hip injury. But now it appears he’s changed his mind and would love a chance to continue playing.

“As long as I can play, enjoy it, contribute my experience, help the youngsters and the older players, I’m happy,” the 33-year old said while speaking to France Football.

“Clubs still think of me. There are a lot of offers from the USA. India too. I have two or three things in Poland and some things which are a little funky, but the USA would be cool.”

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Cisse was part of Liverpool’s 2005 Champions League winning team alongside Steven Gerrard, who is arriving at LA Galaxy to play in MLS in July and despite the hip injury, he is remaining positive and even shows a bit of humour when talking about it.

“I don’t want to have to stop or be told I have to stop because of an injury. It’s up to me to decide. I will continue. I love this too much. I’ll only stop if it breaks completely. It would be beautiful if it went when I was hitting a great volley, wouldn’t it? At least it would go spectacularly,” Cisse told Le Figaro.

“The doctors told me my career was over. The X-rays and the scans weren’t good, but it was up to me to judge what was happening in my body. So, I didn’t give up.”

Should Djibril Cisse emulate Gerrard and make the move to MLS?

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MLS and Premier League reporter. Sub-editor and writer for mlsgb.com. All views are my own.

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