Liverpool’s French centre-half returns to Paris to say farewell to fans…
Liverpool’s French centre-half Mamadou Sakho made an emotional return to Paris on Sunday evening to watch his former club PSG, reports the Independent.
The Ligue 1 champions drew 1-1 with fellow huge spenders Monaco, with star players Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Falcao both scoring. Sakho made his way on to the pitch before kick-off to say farewell to the PSG fans.
“I’m very proud to be here tonight,” admitted Sakho, who had been at the French club since he was a 12-year-old.
“I remember when I was young, I was up there, there in the stands and watched PSG play. My story with PSG isn’t over yet,” Sakho continued.
He began to cry as the PSG fans cheered his name.
Liverpool fans will be hoping to see a vast improvement from the 23-year-old who is taking time to adapt to English football.
On his Premier League debut, Sakho was at fault for Swansea’s equaliser in the 2-2 draw, and Brendan Rodgers deployed him at left-back in the miserable 0-1 loss to Southampton at Anfield this weekend.
The Northern Irish boss though is confident that Sakho will eventually come good once he finds his feet, and actually praised his weekend performance.
“Mamadou and Kolo have played at fullback before, but obviously, you lose a bit of that offensive threat. Despite that, I think they did as well as they possibly could,” said Rodgers, who fielded four central defenders in Liverpool’s back line.