Aly Cissokho is set to become Liverpool’s fifth summer signing when he completes a loan move today.

Cissokho had a medical yesterday on Merseyside and is joining from Valencia for the season. Brendan Rodgers wants him to provide competition for Jose Enrique at left-back and has the option of making the French defender’s move permanent next summer for £4million.

Rodgers hopes to hear today if he has been successful in his £28m move for Willian from Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala.

The Liverpool boss wants the Brazil star as his marquee signing of the summer and is prepared to pay him £100000 a week. The Anfield club face competition from Tottenham who can offer European football and the winger is due to decide within the next 24 hours.

Rodgers has also renewed his interest in Sporting Lisbon’s Tiago Llori because the defender has still not agreed a new contract with the Portuguese club.

Rodgers shelved his interest in June when Sporting rejected ­Liverpool’s £3m bid demanding around double that amount.