Mamadou Sakho extended his Liverpool contract, which will keep him at Anfield until the summer of 2020.
The French international joined the Reds two years ago from PSG. Since then he has made 47 appearances for the club, scoring once in a 4-1 win against West Ham. The defender was linked with a loan move to AS Roma over the summer but eventually stayed at Melwood.
Earlier this week, the 25-year-old captained his side for the first time (having already worn the captain's armband back in his PSG days, and when he represented his country) during the Europa League fixture in Bordeaux.
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His strong performance was not enough to help his team bring back the three points from France as they drew 1-1.
Unfortunately, he has not yet had the chance to play in the Premier League this season although Brendan Rodgers declared the Frenchman was in contention for a first league start against Norwich on Sunday.
After commiting his future to Liverpool, Sakho told the club's website: "I am very happy to sign a long-term contract with Liverpool because, as I’ve always said, I am very happy here and my family are happy in Liverpool.
"I will keep working because I am a Liverpool soldier and when Liverpool need me, I try to give my best. I am happy to stay as a Scouser!
"I work all the time 100 per cent, I try to stay professional and I give my best for this city and this club. It is important for me because every day when I wake up, I am very happy to come into the training ground with all the players,” words that will certainly give the fans a reason to smile.
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