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Defender plays down role

Last Updated: Thu, 21 Nov 2013 10:56
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Reds ace Mamadou Sakho has played down his heroics after helping France secure a place at next summer's World Cup finals in Brazil.

The French had looked in real danger of missing out next summer when they lost 2-0 to Ukraine in the first leg of their play-offs but Sakho came up with a brace as they secured a place in Brazil.

The 23-year-old, who moved to Anfield for £18million from Paris Saint-Germain in the summer, played down is role in the victory.

He told reporters: "I don't see myself as a hero; the team was the hero in this one. I'd never previously scored a double in my career.

"We're going to Brazil and we have to take on board the lessons from all of our matches, not just this one."

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