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Liverpool’s French striker Djibril Cisse is concerned he will miss out on this summer’s World Cup because he has not played enough matches in the Premier League.

“Yes, I’m a bit worried. There is always a fear about not being in the squad,” Cisse told French daily Le Parisien on Thursday.

“I must not complain. I just need to shut up, work and give my best,” he added.

Cisse joined Liverpool from Auxerre in July 2004 but broke his leg three months later.

He has been in competition with Fernando Morientes, Peter Crouch and, lately, Robbie Fowler for a starting place and most of his appearances this season have been on the right wing.

“I still have a three-year contract,” he added. “I feel good here even if I don’t play much. I get along very well with my team mates and I have a nice house and a son, Cassius. I have also got married,” he added.

Cisse was not selected for the France squad for the Slovakia friendly earlier this month, and has not played for France since coming on as a substitute in a goalless draw against Germany last November.

Behind Thierry Henry and David Trezeguet, Cisse is in competition with Fenerbahce’s Nicolas Anelka, Manchester United’s Louis Saha for the two remaining striking positions.

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