France striker Djibril Cisse has admitted to being scared about the prospect of joining Liverpool in the summer.
“It’s another planet. In a way, it’s scary,” Cisse told L’Equipe on Friday.
“When you come from here (Auxerre) and you go there, it’s really something else. There are no journalists, nobody’s allowed in training. But I needed to go there to improve, for sure.”
He is expected to sign for a fee of about £14m.
The 22-year-old admits he was impressed by Liverpool’s training facilities and the atmosphere at Anfield.
“The stadium is really impressive, they’re cheering and singing all the time. There’s more people, more respect for the players.
“We often talk about it with my friends over there, especially with (Arsenal’s) Sylvain (Wiltord) and I never heard him complain about crowds in England,” he said.
Liverpool manager Gerard Houllier told the club’s website last week: “Cisse will have a major impact here. He is quicker than (Arsenal’s) Henry.
“He does not have the same skill as Henry but that will come. It will take a bit of time because it is a different game here – strong and powerful.
“For the third season in a row he is the top scorer in France with more than 30 goals (in all competitions).
“I’ve been following him for three seasons now and Cisse and Michael (Owen) playing together – that is an exciting prospect,” added Houllier.