Cisse in dark on future

Djibril Cisse admits there has been no dialogue between Liverpool and Marseille about where he will be playing next season.

Djibril Cisse admits there has been no dialogue between Liverpool and Marseille about where he will be playing next season.

The France international is on loan at Marseille from Liverpool until the end of the season, and the club have an option of buying the striker this summer.

However, his form has been patchy and he has recently been dropped to the bench by coach Albert Emon.

Cisse has also had to endure whistles from both the Marseille and France national-team crowds in recent months.

He admits he is in the dark about his future.

“It is necessary that the three parties – Liverpool, OM and myself – get together,” he said.

“Nothing has been scheduled for this. Therefore the question has not arisen. There is a date, May 15, by which the purchase option is closed but there is still no discussion on this subject.

“I saw on Sunday that people were sending me to New York. The other day, it was an English club. It is really a bit early to be going to New York.”

Cisse claims he has been affected by the reaction of the Marseille crowd, who appear to be disappointed at his lack of goals this season.

Since returning in December from a broken leg, which he suffered just prior to the start of last year’s World Cup, he has scored only four league goals, but he is not ruling out staying at Marseille, adding: “It depends on the coming days, and what happens.

“It is obvious that being whistled at in all the matches is not what I expected and what I want to live with. But if that is sorted out, why not?

“Whistles or not, I do not care about that. There are seven matches left and then another season starts. You can judge me on a full season.”

The former Auxerre striker added in L’Equipe: “I have had six months out – you need the same time, maybe a little more, to rediscover your level.

“I am not Superman. I cannot find my level in three months.

“The whistling hurt me, and they hurt my family. Over in England, the supporters are so different – they get behind you even more when things are not going well.”

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