Aly Cissokho could compound Aston Villa's defensive issues if he isn't able to recover from a knock in time to face Newcastle on Saturday.
Aston Villa has officially announced the capture of Valencia left back Aly Cissokho on a four-year deal.
Aston Villa have been relatively quiet in the transfer market but appear close to signing former Liverpool loanee Aly Cissokho to replace Ryan Bertrand after his loan spell expired.
Aly Cissokho, back from injury and making the left wing-back spot his own, is enjoying playing that role, and playing for Liverpool.
Aly Cissokho, like fellow fullback Glen Johnson, has been training with Liverpool over the international break and is ready to return to the first team.
Aly Cissokho, who lasted ten minutes in his Liverpool debut before being injured, is "still a few weeks away yet, but working hard" according to Brendan Rodgers.
Aly Cissokho only last 10 minutes in his Liverpool debut against Notts County in the League Cup.
Loan signing Aly Cissokho wants to help Liverpool back into the Champions League.