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Olympique de Marseille v Liverpool (11/12/2007) - Double Agents
Sunday, 9th December 2007
As we prepare to visit Olympique de Marseille on Tuesday, YNWA looks back at the careers of those players who have appeared for both clubs.

His lordship
Djibril Cissé officially arrived at Anfield from Auxerre in a then club record £14m deal in July 2004. He bagged 24 goals in 79 reds games, including strikes to help us to claim three trophies in his time at Anfield - the Champions League, FA Cup and UEFA Super Cup.

He joined Marseille on loan in July 2006, when he was recovering for a second leg break. However, he recovered to notch sixteen times in 29 outings for L'OM that season, as they finished second and so qualified for this season's Champions League. He also struck twice in the French Cup Final, but Marseille lost out on penalties after a late equaliser from Anthony Le Tallec.

He signed on permanently this July for £6.3m and has so far grabbed another nine goals in 24 outings, including a last minute strike in their 2-0 defeat of Beşiktaş JK in their opening Champions League group game this season.

The other current double agent
Bolo Zenden left Anfield to move to the south of France in July of this year, after notching twice in 47 senior reds games, with injuries hampering his career at Anfield.

He had signed on a free transfer in July 2005 after his one-year contract with Middlesbrough had expired, and helped us to claim the UEFA Super Cup and FA Community Shield, as well as to reach the Champions League Final in his brief time with the reds. So far, Bolo has played 21 times for the Mediterranean club, getting on the scoresheet twice.

Other double agents
Pegguy Arphexad signed from Leicester City on a free transfer in July 2000, sitting on the bench as we claimed six trophies while playing just six first-team games. He had a loan spell with Stockport County in the autumn of 2001 before joining Coventry City in August 2003. He then had a spell with Marseille during 2004/05, but did not make a first-team appearance.

Bruno Cheyrou joined Olympique de Marseille on loan in July 2004. He had struck five times in 48 games in his one year at Anfield, and bagged one goal in twenty games for the Mediterranean outfit. He has since signed permanently for Stade Rennais after another season on loan with Girondins de Bordeaux.

Aboubakar 'Titi' Camara signed from Marseille for £2.6m in June 1999 after eight goals in 61 League games, and an appearance in the UEFA Cup Final as they lost 3-0 to Parma in Moscow. He scored ten times in 37 reds games, most famously the only goal of the game at home to West Ham United on the day his father died. He moved on to the Hammers in December 2000 for £2.2m.



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