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The man Brendan Rodgers calls “Killer” hadn’t featured for the France National squad for their last three matches, but after completing a deadline day move to Liverpool from Paris Saint-Germain, Mamadou Sakho earned himself a recall on the back of some impressive performances in a Red shirt and was part of the Les Bleus side that hit Australia for six goals on Saturday.
There were a host of Premier League stars on the scoresheet tonight for the French with Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud bagging a first half brace along with Newcastle United pair Yohan Cabaye and Mathieu Debuchy finding the net on either side of the half. Sakho, who replaced the legendary Eric Abidal with his side already four goals to the good at the break, will be on the other side of these players within the next three weeks as the Reds face both the Magpies and the Gunners with a meeting with West Bromwich Albion sandwiched in-between.
Although he only played half the match, we saw the same kind of assured defending we’ve quickly become accustomed to from the “Parisian Mountain”; this match might have been labeled as a friendly, but there was nothing cordial about Sakho’s demeanor. It was apparent that he was playing to win — even if there was nothing on the line.