Liverpool defender explains PSG exit

Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho has explained the reasons why he decided to leave hometown club Paris Saint Germain.

The France international joined Liverpool in a £15million deal from Paris Saint Germain on transfer deadline day.

“I achieved beautiful things at Paris that I am very proud of, so I can leave raising my head high,” Sako told L’Equipe.

“Since the start of my career, my first desire has been to go on improving and reach the objectives I set.

“My career dictated me that choice. I move on without regret. Today I am joining a great club with fantastic fans. I am very proud to have signed at Liverpool.

“Early in the summer I had a talk with my PSG coach and chairman. Some things were said but not necessarily with any result. But there is no problem and I feel not bitterness. It was my choice to leave. No one pushed me to the exit door.

“Contrary to what I could hear, I don’t fear competition. At Liverpool, do you believe there will be no competition in my position?”

“Why did I not leave PSG next January as free agent? I wanted to pay back PSG for what it brought me.” added Sakho.

“Of course it would have meant a big financial jackpot for me, but it was not my choice. I wanted the club to take advantage of it too.”

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