Sunday 02 February 2014
Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho is using his new role as an ambassador for the club’s charitable arm the Liverpool FC Foundation to teach children in the Anfield area how to speak French.
The France centre-back, who joined Liverpool from Paris Saint-Germain last summer, plays a key role for the Foundation with support work for the community coaches, football coaching as well as French lessons at All Saints Primary School in Anfield.
Sakho helps children in the area with the verbal and reading elements of their French studies and the 23-year-old is delighted to be doiing something for the local community
“I enjoyed meeting with the pupils again and helping them with their French reading and football coaching sessions,” Sakho said. “Being able to give something back to the local community via the Liverpool FC Foundation is important to me.
“I am really passionate about sharing my skills and knowledge with young people and helping them to develop and gain as many opportunities in life as possible.”
Liverpool FC Foundation delivers a range of award-winning programmes for children and adults, using the power of the football club’s badge to reach a range of people. Mark Haig, Liverpool FC Foundation’s head of operations, has praised Sakho for his work since moving to Merseyside.
"Mamadou is a fantastic ambassador for the Foundation and his enthusiasm and commitment really shines through,” Haig said. “He is assisting with important work at the school and his ongoing input will continue to have a positive impact on the pupils.”