Mamadou Sakho has said that he has no regrets about joining the club this Summer and is happy to fight for his place in the Reds’ defence.
The French international moved to Anfield in a multi-million pound deal from childhood club Paris Saint-Germain just before the close of the transfer window.
He is looking to hold down a place in the Reds’ defence – and then claim a place back in the French national side.
While speaking to the French press, Sakho pointed to the fact that he has been called up to face Australia and Finland as proof of the move being the right decision.
“I can only be happy to return. I had to leave Paris to come back to Les Bleus – every top level player works only for that.” he said.
“I know a lot has been said about me but to have been selected again proves a lot.”
“At Liverpool there are also a lot of players who play in my position. But the competition is healthy.
“At Paris it became more complicated. I could say quite a few things about a certain directors but it would be of no use. I have put all that behind me and closed the door.
“My decision [to leave] was mature and one to which I gave a lot of thought. I did not leave for financial reasons.
“If I had wanted to do that I could have left in January. But no amount of money would have bought me the pleasure of playing. I am proud of the choice I have made.”
Sakho has said that he is beginning to settle into English life.
“I have just found a house in the suburbs of Liverpool, not far from Steven Gerrard’s.
“I often find myself driving on the right hand side of the road, but I am learning English.
“And as for the footballl, I am still working hard to adapt with the manager – it’s funny, he calls me killer.”