Liverpool defender says he won't be returning to former club

Mamadou Sakho

The Frenchman arrived at Anfield towards the end of the last summer transfer window.

Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho has told French media he will not be returning to Paris Saint Germain after only one season on Merseyside.

The centre-half has probably found his first season at Anfield a little more difficult than he perhaps would have liked, with the side only keeping a clean sheet on one occasion when he has been selected.

Sakho is quoted telling Le-10-sport in France: “A return to PSG? No, it’s not in my future plans, but the story is not over with the city of Paris. I always have a pied-a-terre here, I lived there for 23 years. For now, I am very sincere in Liverpool, I discovered a new world, a new language, a new country, I am very happy.”

It is unlikely that Liverpool will entertain any offer for the Frenchman after only one season at Anfield, especially when there seems to be a degree of uncertainty surrounding the future of vice-captain Daniel Agger, who Sakho was seemingly in direct competition with over a starting place this season.

Despite Liverpool perhaps not seeing the best of the man they signed for between £15m and £18m last summer, manger Brendan Rodgers is unlikely to want to get rid of the Frenchman as he looks to address the problems the back line had last season, which led to Liverpool conceding 50 goals in the Premier League alone.

After one season at Anfield, it may have taken Sakho a little while to find his feet, but what we have seen so far is a player that relishes the physical battle and tends to have a cool head. However, like the rest of the defenders this season, there needs to be an improvement in his concentration.

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