Former Lord of the Manor of Frodsham Djibril Cisse has announced his official retirement from football at the age of 35.
Now the former Liverpool FC striker will press on with a new career as a DJ and producer while working on his clothing brand ‘Mr Lenoir’.
Cisse took on the title when he purchased a house in the town in 2005.
His ex-wife Jude still lives in Frodsham with their three children.
The Frenchman had first announced his retirement in October 2015 having been hampered by an ongoing hip injury.
However, successful surgery on the problem had prompted the Frenchman to consider returning to the game last April, only to subsequently fail to find a club.
Now the ex-Red – who scored a penalty in the shoot-out against AC Milan in the 2005 Champions League final and also netted in the FA Cup final win over West Ham United the following season – has decided to call it a day for good.
“I loved being a footballer, and so far the ball has been my life,” said Cisse, who will also work with Yahoo Sports in France. “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.
“That you for all your support. The adventure continues, another life begins. A lion never dies.”
Cisse cost Liverpool £14.5million when signed from Auxerre in 2004 and went on to 24 goals in 79 appearances during two injury-hampered seasons.
He also featured for Sunderland and Queens Park Rangers in the Premier League before ending his career at Saint-Pierroise in the French overseas territory of Reunion.