Official: Momo signs new 4-year-deal

Liverpool's Malian midfielder Momo Sissoko has finally signed
his new contract, bringing to an end speculation linking him with a move to

The official Liverpool FC website broke the news this
afternoon, saying Momo had signed a four-year deal.

Momo told the official site: "It was never in my thoughts to
leave Liverpool. I read about the speculation linking me with other clubs but I
am already at a big big club and it's an honour for me to be able to call
myself a Liverpool player."

Central midfield is a position Liverpool are now strongest
in, with 22-year-old Momo battling for a place with Steven Gerrard, Xabi Alonso
and Javier Mascherano.  He's ready for
the battle though: "I feel fresh and can't wait for the new season to start. I
am injury-free and although I know I'll face a battle for a place in the team
as we have so many great midfielders I'm prepared to fight for a position. It
obviously gave me a huge boost to my confidence that the manager believes in me
and wanted me to stay at the club. Now I want to repay him on the pitch."