Mamadou Sakho bumps into Blaise Matuidi while riding his scooter in Paris

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A funny video of Mamadou Sakho bumping into his France international teammate Blaise Matuidi in Paris - purely by chance - has gone viral on social media.

The Liverpool defender was filming himself driving around the French capital on his motorbike when he spotted Matuidi standing by a car, chatting to a few people nearby.

Sakho can be heard saying: “Paris is a small place look who I am running into. My man, Blaise, Blaise, Blaise, my man, my man.” And the reactions of both players is brilliant - scroll down this page to watch the video!


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Matuidi looked a little freaked out at first, before realising it was his mate Sakho.

The two then shook hands before Sakho turned the camera around of himself and gave a big smile. He was clearly delighted that he’d spotted Matuidi in the middle of Paris.

Video: Sakho bumps into Matuidi in Paris

Sakho and Matuidi used to be PSG teammates

As well as his international teammate, Sakho also used to play with Matuidi at club level.

The centre-back played alongside Matuidi with two years at Paris Saint-Germain before leaving the Parc des Princes for Anfield in 2013.

Matuidi, meanwhile, remains a key player for PSG, who look nailed on to win another Ligue 1 title. The Champions League contenders currently hold a 24-point lead over AS Monaco with 11 matches left to play.

Sakho must end season on a high

Sakho has enjoyed mixed success at Anfield following his £18 million move to England in September 2013.

Consistency has been a problem for the 26-year-old, who is prone to the odd lapse in concentration.

On his day, though, the 6ft 2in Frenchman is a quality centre-back.

Next season he will have additional competition from Joel Matip, the Cameroon international who has signed a pre-contract agreement with Liverpool after deciding not to renew his current deal with Schalke.

That should provide enough incentive for Sakho to finish the season on a high; convincing Jurgen Klopp that he deserves his place at the heart of Liverpool’s defence will be his primary objective.

Sakho can win Capital One Cup winners' medal this week

Sakho could finish this week with his first Liverpool winners’ medal. The Reds take on Manchester City in the Capital One Cup final at Wembley and may fancy their chances of beating Manuel Pellegrini’s out-of-sorts team.

Since it was confirmed that Pep Guardiola will replace Pellegrini at the Etihad Stadium this summer, Manchester City have lost three on the bounce - to Leicester City, Tottenham and Chelsea.

Pellegrini named an inexperienced side against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge at the weekend - with Wednesday’s Champions League fixture against Dynamo Kiev and Sunday’s final against Liverpool in mind - and watched on as his youngsters were hammered 5-1.

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