Sakho put pen to paper the next day as he signed from PSG.
"Why Liverpool? Because the Premier League is the best league in the world, and it was the club that offered me the project that suited me the best," said Sakho. "The officials knew how to convince me.
"My first feelings in the Anfield stands? I had confirmation I made the right choice. They are amazing fans and a very good team. The fans' chants are beautiful even if I can't understand English so far!
"Compare Parc des Princes and Anfield? You can't compare. Le Parc is my cradle."
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