Mamadou Sakho says he's happy at Liverpool and hopes to achieve great things

Mamadou Sakho

The Frenchman became a fans' favourite during his second season at Liverpool.

Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho has suggested he has much more to prove at Anfield after his first two seasons on Merseyside, and has told reporters on international duty that he will not be leaving the club when asked about his future.

The Frenchman was an integral part of the Liverpool side last season when the Reds enjoyed a rare spell of defensive solidity, which led to the club breaking a 30-year-old record for clean sheets away from home in the league.

Now Sakho seems determined to get more game time next season after his spells in the side have been interrupted by injuries.

He's quoted by Goal, saying: "I feel good at Liverpool, I play. Yes, I had many physical problems this season, but I'm fit, I have my spot, and I produced good performances despite everything.

"I like Liverpool, next season I'll still be a Red, because I still have to prove many things over there.

"I like the club, it's a young and skilled team. I hope to achieve great things with this club."

After appearing to be unconvincing during his first season at the club, which led to Brendan Rodgers seeking further reinforcements to his defence, Sakho shone during his time in the side during the second half of the campaign, and looked more like the player that led Liverpool to part with around £15 million to Paris Saint-Germain for his services. 

The odd hamstring and thigh injury here and there has probably not allowed fans to see the best form of Sakho, but many regard him as one of the more important players in the team that should be starting every week - and the Reds' record over the past season seems to suggest the side are more successful when he forms part of the back line. 

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