Marseille have signed that Liverpool striker Djibril Cisse on a season-long loan, with an option to make the deal permanent.

Cisse is recovering from a broken right leg he sustained playing for France against China prior to the World Cup, and he is unlikely to play again until October.

“My choice has always been Marseille,” said the striker.

Liverpool signed Cisse from Auxerre for a record club transfer fee of £14m in July 2004.