Former Premier League striker Djibril Cisse is now a DJ

Former Liverpool and France striker Djibril Cisse has announced his retirement from football at the age of 35.

Cisse, who also had stints in the Premier League with Sunderland and QPR, will instead focus his attention on his new career as a DJ, while also working on his clothing brand ‘Mr Lenoir’.

Speaking to Yahoo Sports, he said: ‘I loved being a footballer, and so far the ball has been my life.

‘I would have liked to continue playing but I must admit today that football is over.

‘With the same passion, I will devote myself wholeheartedly to my career as DJ, producer and consultant, as well as developing my clothing brand.

‘Thank you for all your support. The adventure continues, another life begins. A lion never dies.’