Mamadou Sakho: Liverpool’s fantastic generation can make history

Liverpool centre-half Mamadou Sakho says the Reds are relishing their part in the Premier League title race

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers Photo: The Sport Review

Mamadou Sakho believes Liverpool have a “fantastic generation” of players capable of winning the Premier League title.

The Reds are four points behind Premier League leaders Chelsea after a morale-boosting 3-0 victory over Manchester United at Old Traffford last weekend.

It would be fantastic to have the opportunity to go down in history, especially with it being my first season here

Mamadou Sakho

And Sakho, who moved to Anfield in a £16m deal from Paris Saint-Germain last summer, declared that Liverpool are relishing their part in the title race.

“The last time Liverpool won the title was the year of my birth so I am up to speed with the history and know all about it,” Sakho told the Evening Standard.

“It would be fantastic to have the opportunity to go down in history, especially with it being my first season here.

“For everyone at the club it would be great, particularly the supporters, who are well aware how long it has been since we’ve celebrated a title.

“We have a fantastic generation of players here who are capable of creating their own mark in history.

“From the start of the season the absolute priority was to get into the Champions League and then see where we get to with two months remaining.

“That is still the case but, of course, being competitive sportsmen we always like to win.

“While Champions League qualification remains the priority we are more than happy to be involved in a direct battle for the title, but we have to make sure we have the Champions League first.

“There are plenty of games to play and lots to play for.”

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