Liverpool defender Sakho enjoying life in England

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Having made seven starts in 11 games for the Reds since his £18m summer move from Paris Saint-Germain, the Frenchman seems to have settled in well.

Certainly, the defender’s figures are all-the-more impressive given that there is immense competition for places with the likes of Kolo Toure, Martin Skrtel, Daniel Agger and Tiago Ilori all vying for a starting place at centre-back.

The player seems happy with his position in his new team. Quoted on Sky Sports, he said, "I wouldn't have changed my choice for anything in the world.”

"My decision to come to Liverpool has been fantastic for me. I haven't been here very long at all but I've settled in well."

Whilst manager Brendan Rodgers is yet to totally cement his pairing at centre-back, Sakho will be happy that a potentially difficult move away from his lifelong association with PSG seems to be working out well.

"It was always going to be hard because I've only ever known one club and been a one-club person before coming here,” he said. “So that makes things a bit more difficult, but I've been prepared to go and ask advice from everyone - my team-mates, coaches and the manager.”

The player made an emotional return to PSG following Liverpool’s defeat to Southampton earlier in the season, after he was invited to make a farewell appearance at the Parc des Princes stadium.

“They invited me back for the PSG-Monaco game and I thought 'why not?' The reason I was so emotional on the field was because the whole stadium was chanting 'Sakho, Sakho' and in my eyes I'm not the first Sakho, that's my dad, so again, I was thinking about him,” the player said.

Despite coming in for some criticism after saying that “his story wasn’t over” with the French side, Sakho insists that he was merely referring to the chance of returning to Paris with the national side.

“The other thing I was criticised for was for saying my history in Paris is not over,” he said. “I wasn't referring to the club. I was saying that because I'm in the national team I would always have a chance to be back in Paris and what happened the other night showed I was right."

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