Liverpool have completed the signings of Mamadou Sakho, Tiago Ilori and Victor Moses as the club reportedly end their transfer dealings.
Sakho, the 23-year-old French international, comes from Paris Saint-Germain for a reported £13 million ($20 million). He helped PSG win a league title last season and was France’s young player of the year for the 2010-11 season. He can slot in as a center back or a left back, giving Brendan Rodgers extra options at two important positions – especially with the injury to new LB Aly Cissokho.
“My aim while I am here is to play in the Champions League with Liverpool,” Sakho said in an interview with Liverpoolfc.com. ”I hope to create a new piece of history with our supporters at Anfield.”
Ilori signed from Sporting Lisbon for £7 million ($10.9 million). The 20-year-old central defender was born in London but has played for the Portugal U-20, U-19, and U-18 squads.
“It feels great being a Liverpool player – coming to the Premier League has always been a dream for me,” Ilori told Liverpoolfc.com. “I’m going to try to achieve everything I can. I want to play as much as possible and we’ll see what the future holds. I will give my all and try my best to help the team.”
Moses comes to Anfield on loan from Chelsea for a year.
“First and foremost, I’m delighted to have made the loan from Chelsea to a big club like Liverpool,” Moses said in his first interview also with Liverpoolfc.com. “The most important thing is for me to be professional about it and I’m here to do a job for the club.”
The Nigerian winger scored ten goals for Chelsea last season but found himself on the outside looking in as Chelsea added big money signings in his position.
With those three signings done, Liverpool appear to have closed up shop for this window. The club have continued to stand firm that striker Luis Suarez will not be sold.