Liverpool FC are delighted to announce Mamadou Sakho has signed a new long-term contract with the club.

The Frenchman, who arrived at Anfield from Paris Saint-Germain in the summer of 2013, put pen to paper on a fresh deal at Melwood today.

Sakho has made 47 appearances for the Reds since making the switch to England, and wore the captain's armband for the first time during Thursday's 1-1 Europa League draw with Bordeaux in his homeland.

After committing his future to the club, the 25-year-old told “I am very happy to sign a long-term contract with Liverpool because, as I’ve always said, I am very happy here and my family are happy in Liverpool.

“I will keep working because I am a Liverpool soldier and when Liverpool need me, I try to give my best. I am happy to stay as a Scouser!

“I work all the time 100 per cent, I try to stay professional and I give my best for this city and this club.

“It is important for me because every day when I wake up, I am very happy to come into the training ground with all the players.”

Stay tuned to for our full interview with Mamadou Sakho.