Sunday, September 08, 2013

Mamadou Sakho Thanks Anfield Fans

Liverpool summer signing Mamadou Sakho has expressed his gratitude to Anfield fans for the warm reception he received before signing up.

Brendan Rodgers swooped for the former PSG man in the final few days of the summer transfer window and his £18million switch was confirmed early on deadline day.

Liverpool confirmed the purchase of promising Sporting Lisbon defender Tiago Ilori at the same time in what is a young new-look back line put together by Rodgers.

Sakho became surplus to requirements at PSG due to the influx of expensive big-name signings at the free-spending Qatar-funded Ligue 1 champions.

Despite a great affinity with the club he came through the ranks with, the 23-year-old would not say which stadium was the more impressive out of Anfield and the Parc des Princes.

However, he did express his gratitude for all the good wishes he received from Liverpool fans ahead of finalizing his deal.

"They [Anfield and Parc des Princes] not comparable, but Le Parc is my birthplace," he is quoted as saying by Le10Sport.

"I would also like to thank the public for the ovation he gave me last weekend when I was in Liverpool about to sign my contract."

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