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Liverpool's Mamadou Sakho Returns to PSG, Cries, Hints That He'll Be Back

Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterSeptember 23, 2013

Mamadou Sakho left Paris Saint-Germain on deadline day to join Liverpool in a reported £18 million switch, but less than a month later the defender was back in France, bidding an emotional farewell to fans on the field and telling them he would be back.

The defender, 23, had been part of the PSG set-up since the age of 12, the Daily Mail reports.

He told fans ahead of their Ligue 1 game with Monaco:

I'm very proud to be here tonight. I remember when I was young, I was up there, there in the stands and watched PSG play. My story with PSG isn't over yet.

You can see the speech above, where Sakho is speaking in French.

The PSG fans treated him to a rousing reception, and Sakho, visibly moved, had to wipe tears away from his eyes. He was also given a hug by assistant coach at PSG Claude Makalele, the former Chelsea and France midfielder.

It's a different side to the strong player, who only last week was joking about the fact that he had broken a fitness machine while during his medical at Anfield.

Sakho, who has 14 caps for France, then watched the game as PSG played out a 1-1 draw with their newly moneyed rivals.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored for the capital club, before Radamel Falcao bagged an equaliser for Monaco.

PSG are second in Ligue 1 after six games, while Monaco sit top.

Liverpool, meanwhile, suffered their first defeat of the season at the weekend at home to Southampton, with Sakho playing the full 90 minutes. 

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