Football: Reds confirm Sakho & Ilori signings

Liverpool have signed France international defender Mamadou Sakho (above) and Portuguese centre-back Tiago Ilori, as the pair became the first confirmed arrivals at an English Premier League football club on Monday's transfer deadline day. -- PHOTO:
Liverpool have signed France international defender Mamadou Sakho (above) and Portuguese centre-back Tiago Ilori, as the pair became the first confirmed arrivals at an English Premier League football club on Monday's transfer deadline day. -- PHOTO: LIVERPOOLFC.COM

LONDON (AFP) - Liverpool have signed France international defender Mamadou Sakho and Portuguese centre-back Tiago Ilori, as the pair became the first confirmed arrivals at an English Premier League football club on Monday's transfer deadline day.

The duo, who watched Liverpool's 1-0 league win over champions and archrivals Manchester United at Anfield on Sunday, signed their contracts after completing medicals at the Reds' Melwood training ground complex.

Sakho, 23, came from Paris St-Germain and Illori, 20, from Sporting Club Portugal.

Their arrival at Liverpool meant Reds manager Brendan Rodgers has now signed seven players during the transfer window, the duo following Kolo Toure, Iago Aspas, Luis Alberto, Simon Mignolet and Aly Cissokho to Anfield.

Liverpool are currently top of the Premier League, with their victory over United meaning they are the only team in the division with a perfect played three, won three record so far this season. England striker Daniel Sturridge has scored all three goals.