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Sakho comments on playing for dream club Liverpool

Mamadou Sakho

Former Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho has been talking about his time at Anfield.

The 30-year-old centre-back, who left Liverpool for Crystal Palace first on loan in January 2017 and then permanently in August later that year in a deal worth up to £26million, says he has no regrets in making the switch to Liverpool from Paris Saint-Germain 4 years earlier.

Sakho was a popular member of Jürgen Klopp’s squad but had a bust-up with the boss during a pre-season tour of the United States. He was sent home for breaking club rules after turning up late for the team’s flight and a couple of other scheduled events including an appointment with the club’s medical staff and a team meal. Klopp subsequently demoted him from the senior squad and he was only selected for Professional Development League football for the remainder of that season.

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Commenting on his time at Liverpool, Sakho said: “When I left Paris Saint-Germain, I had a number of offers from Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Arsenal and Liverpool.

“I chose Liverpool because they were one of the clubs of my dreams with a great history.

“I had the chance to spend 4 years there in the Reds’ shirt at Anfield with a fantastic crowd.

“I had very good relationships with my board and I played alongside great talents like Suárez, Coutinho, Sturridge and Steven Gerrard.

“I lived exceptional moments with those players.”