New Liverpool centre-half Mamadou Sakho has dismissed suggestions that competition for places at PSG forced him out of the club in his move to Liverpool. 

French international Sakho left boyhood club PSG on deadline day after 11 years with the French champions. 

Sakho, 23, saw a string of heavy investments on big-name players such as Thiago Silva and Marquinhos slowly takeover and reduce his first-team opportunities as a result. 

Sakho told L'Equipe, as reported on talkSPORT: "You know, there are things that happen in a club which I will not talk about. I'll just say, contrary to what I've heard, that competition has never scared me.

"My first desire is to continue to grow and achieve the goals I set for myself at the beginning of my career."

Indeed, Sakho will face heavy competition for a starting berth at Anfield with the likes of Kolo Toure, Daniel Agger, Martin Skrtel, Sebastian Coates and fellow transfer deadline day signing Tiago Ilori all battling out for places in Brendan Rodgers' first 11. 

The French defender was just one of eight big-name arrivals at Anfield this summer, with the likes of Iago Aspas, Simon Mingolet and Aly Cissokho all signing on the dotted line.

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