Mamadou Sakho has admitted that had broken a weights machine during his Anfield medical.

The Frenchman laughed: “That’s true. Strength is one of my attributes and one of the machines did break.

“Something went wrong with it so they had to fix it – not reinforce it.

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“I am a defender and I need to use my strength – but I still need to fill out more and bulk-up to progress.”

Sakho made his debut in a 2-2 draw against Swansea on Monday night and says he’s traded Paris for Liverpool “to genuinely compete”. (Daily Star)

The man has all the attributes to make a real impression at the reds and he will turn out to be a great buy