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Cisse admits he has a point to prove as he prepares to face his former club
Djibril Cisse admits his heart still belongs with Liverpool – but vows to show ‘no mercy’ when he faces his former club in a QPR shirt.
Kenny Dalglish’s side come to Loftus Road on Wednesday for the first game of QPR’s daunting season run-in, with the Rs also facing matches against Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea over the next month.
Cisse spent two seasons at Anfield from 2004 to 2006, winning the Champions League and FA Cup, and scoring 24 goals before being informed by Benitez he was surplus to requirements during summer 2006.
Cisse still lovingly refers to Liverpool as ‘my club’ – but with his new side desperate for points near the foot of the table the Frenchman insists that there will be no room for sentimentality.
“All my trophies I won with Liverpool, it’s a special club for me, but for an hour and a half, there is no mercy,” said Cisse, who is still in regular contact with Reds stars Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher.
“It’s my club to be honest, but when the whistle blows that feeling will disappear.
“It was difficult to leave because it wasn’t my decision. Rafa Benitez told me ‘you’re not in my plans’, so I had to leave. I was really sad because I did well in the short time that I played, and I thought I deserved better treatment. But that’s the way it was and I have to accept it.
“I don’t feel like I have a point to prove to Liverpool because the staff has changed, and a lot of players have changed. If it was the same staff, then I definitely would.
“I didn’t really have the chance to show what I can do. I’m starting to find my way with the team. I feel like I can do much better and I feel like I’m built for this league. I have things to prove.
“Now all the games are finals for us, and we have to win. If you want to stay up, you have to win games.”
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