EPL transfer news: Liverpool complete deadline day treble

Updated: 02 September 2013 16:54 IST

Nigeria striker Victor Moses was signed from Premier League rivals Chelsea on a season-long loan while France international Mamadou Sakho and Portuguese centre-back Tiago Ilori arrived at Anfield on permanent deals.

London:

Premier League leaders Liverpool kick-started Monday's transfer deadline day in England by making three signings.

France international Mamadou Sakho and Portuguese centre-back Tiago Ilori arrived at Anfield on permanent deals while, later Monday, Nigeria striker Victor Moses was signed from Premier League rivals Chelsea on a season-long loan.

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

Their arrival, coupled with that of Moses, at northwest side Liverpool meant Reds manager Brendan Rodgers had now signed eight players during the transfer window, the trio following Kolo Toure, Iago Aspas, Luis Alberto, Simon Mignolet and Aly Cissokho to Anfield.

Sakho played more than 200 games for Paris Saint-Germain, winning the French championship with the capital club having already helped PSG lift the 2010 Coupe de France and the 2008 Coupe de la Ligue.

However, the 23-year-old, capped 14 times by his country, has become the latest French player to opt for life in the Premier League.

"I came here because the project that is in place at Liverpool interests me. I'm really looking forward to playing my first game," Sakho told Liverpool's official website.

He added: "I know the Liverpool fans are fantastic and while I was in France, it was clear for me to see they are amongst the best in England."

Ilori, a 20-year-old London-born centre-back who has joined Liverpool from Portuguese giants Sporting Lisbon, was also delighted to be at Anfield.

"It feels great being a Liverpool player -- coming to the Premier League has always been a dream for me," Ilori said.

"I'm going to try to achieve everything I can. I want to play as much as possible and we'll see what the future holds," added the 6ft 3in defender, who has represented Portugal at Under-18, Under-19 and Under-20 level, as well as playing at Anfield for Sporting in the 2011-12 NextGen Series.

Meanwhile, Moses said: "First and foremost, I'm delighted to have made the loan from Chelsea to a big club like Liverpool.

"The most important thing is for me to be professional about it and I'm here to do a job for the club," the 22-year-old, who scored 10 goals in 42 appearances for Chelsea after joining from Wigan last year, added.

"The target is to get into the top four and for the club to compete in the Champions League -- and I'm delighted to be here."

Rodgers, speaking after the United match, said reinforcements were necessary if Liverpool were to continue their excellent start to the season.

"We need that depth and more numbers. If we can get them over the line, they are quality players. And having competition for places is a nice problem to have."

Liverpool's victory over United left them two points in front of Chelsea at the top of the Premier League and meant they were the only team in the division with a perfect played three, won three record so far this season.

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