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Liverpool sign Sakho, Ilori and Moses

Published: Monday 2 September 2013, 12.45CET
Premier League leaders Liverpool FC have signed defenders Mamadou Sakho and Tiago Ilori, and taken Nigeria forward Victor Moses on a season-long loan from Chelsea FC.
Liverpool sign Sakho, Ilori and Moses
Mamadou Sakho is one of three Liverpool deadline-day signings ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Monday 2 September 2013, 12.45CET

Liverpool sign Sakho, Ilori and Moses

Premier League leaders Liverpool FC have signed defenders Mamadou Sakho and Tiago Ilori, and taken Nigeria forward Victor Moses on a season-long loan from Chelsea FC.

Liverpool FC, the only Premier League team yet to drop a point this season, have shown their ambition for the season with the double defensive signing of Mamadou Sakho and Tiago Ilori, and by taking Nigeria forward Victor Moses on a season-long loan from Chelsea FC.

The versatile French international centre and left-back Sakho, 23, joins from Paris Saint-Germain FC for around €21m. PSG youth product Sakho, who has helped his club win league, French Cup and French League Cup honours, told Liverpool's official website: "I came here because the project that is in place at Liverpool interests me. I'm really looking forward to playing my first game."

London-born Portuguese youth international Ilori, 20, joins from Sporting Clube de Portugal for a reported €8.2m. "For me, the competition is great because I'm a young player – I want to learn and I think that with the players in my position I can learn a lot," he said "I used to watch Jamie Carragher play as a young boy and I would have loved to have had the chance to train and play with him. I'd also like to one day maybe fill his place, too."

Moses, 22, joined Chelsea from Wigan Athletic FC last summer and made 43 appearances for the Blues in 2012/13, aiding them to their UEFA Europa League triumph, having already helped Nigeria win the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations. He, Sakho and Ilori follow join summer signings Luis Alberto, Iago Aspas, Aly Cissokho, Simon Mignolet and Kolo Touré at Liverpool, who have won all three of their Premier League games so far 1-0, including against Manchester United FC on Sunday, the goal being scored by Moses's former Chelsea colleague Daniel Sturridge.

One player who made his way out of Anfield on deadline day is Italian international forward Fabio Borini. The 22-year-old has moved to Sunderland AFC on loan for the season. Borini scored just one Premier League goal in 13 Premier League appearances last season.

Last updated: 06/09/13 8.45CET

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