Liverpool kicks off transfer deadline day by signing Tiago Ilori and Mamadou Sakho

Arsenal and Manchester United are expected to be busy in the transfer market Monday. English clubs are already close to spending 500 million pounds ($775 million) in the summer window.

updated: September 02, 2013 14:36 IST
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London: Premier League leaders Liverpool have signed France international defender Mamadou Sakho and Portuguese centre-back Tiago Ilori, as the pair became the first confirmed permanent arrivals at a top English club on Monday's transfer deadline day.

The duo, 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 at northwest side Liverpool meant Reds manager Brendan Rodgers had now signed seven players during the transfer window, the duo following Kolo Toure, Iago Aspas, Luis Alberto, Simon Mignolet and Aly Cissokho to Anfield.

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