Thursday Jan 16, 2020. 13:00
Former Mali international Momo Sissoko has paid tribute to ‘all the love’ he received from Liverpool FC fans.
The 34-year-old midfielder, who played for top sides such as Liverpool, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain, has announced his retirement from professional football.
“The response is easy: Thanks for all the love, thanks for everything. I’m very proud to be part of the Liverpool family,” Sissoko told the club’s official website.
“I came to a family team like Liverpool. I want to thank everyone in Liverpool, all of the supporters over the world.
“What they give me every day on social media is amazing. To be honest, for a football player, it’s a very special thing. I’m very happy for all the love of the Liverpool supporters.”
He made 87 appearances across three seasons for the Liverpool between July 2005 and January 2008.
Sissoko was an important figure in the Rafael Benitez side that won the FA Cup in 2006 after beating West Ham United in the Cardiff final.
“This game was amazing and we won the title for Liverpool and for all the supporters,” he reflected. “I think that was the best moment of my time at Liverpool.
“A lot of good memories. I won some titles, I played with big, big players like Gerrard, Xabi Alonso, Luis Garcia. Just for this, I’m very happy.
“Also I played in Anfield – this for a player is amazing.”