Liverpool 2005 Champions League winner offers services to League One outfit aged 40
Djibril Cisse helped Liverpool defeat AC Milan in the Champions League final in 2005 and would now be open to rejoining Sunderland at his ripe age.
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Cisse spent three years at Anfield between 2004-2007.
Arriving from Auxerre for £14 million - a club-record fee at the time - he scored 24 goals in 82 appearances in total.
Cisse was part of Rafa Benitez’s side that won the Champions League in 2005 - famously remembered as the Mircale of Istanbul.
The former France international netted a penalty in the shootout after the Reds heroically fought back being three goals behind at half-time against AC Milan.
Cisse also scored in Liverpool’s FA Cup final victory over West Ham the following season.
After leaving Merseyside, he went on the represent a swathe of teams including Marseille, Sunderland, Panathinaikos, Lazio and QPR - before signing for American fourth division amateur side Panathinaikos Chicago last April.
Jermain Defoe rejoined League One Sunderland on January transfer deadline day at the age of 39.
And Cisse - who bagged 11 goals during his season-long loan at the Stadium of Light in 2008-09 - would also be open to re-signing for the club in their pursuit of promotion aged 40.
Replying to the Black Cats’ Instagram post announcing Defoe, Cisse commented: “I need 1 last dance too.”
Sunderland are in their fourth season in League One and are third in the table.