Sissoko angered by Reds axe
Mohamed Sissoko has hit out at Rafael Benitez and hinted he could be set to leave Anfield in January.
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 11/12/07 4:56pm
Liverpool midfielder Mohamed Sissoko has hit out at manager Rafael Benitez and hinted he could be set to leave Anfield in January.
Sissoko has been left out of the Reds' squad for their crucial UEFA Champions League showdown against Marseille at the Stade Velodrome.
The Mali international, who started his career with Auxerre, has made just one appearance in the Anfield outfit's group stage fixtures, the 1-0 home defeat by the French side.
Former Valencia player Sissoko insists he plans to hold talks with Benitez once the transfer window opens and wants to be a regular in the first-team.
He told radio station RMC: "I am really mad. The match is played in France, all my family is there and wanted to see me on the pitch.
"I respect that choice, but we will talk in January.
"That is quite a long time for me to ask myself the question (about leaving). I am not attracted to play one match in five."