Sissoko hopeful of WBA deal

Free agent Momo Sissoko is hoping to secure a deal with West Bromwich Albion after coming through a friendly game with the Premier League club.

The former Liverpool and Juventus midfielder, who was last contracted to Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua, hopes he did enough in the match to persuade manager Tony Pulis to hand him a contract.

The 31-year-old Malian international was joined in the 1-0 win over Indian side Delhi Dynamos by fellow triallist Marouane Chamakh, who was released by Crystal Palace at the end of last season.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Sissoko said: "I feel good. I was really happy to play for 60 minutes at The Hawthorns and I am confident I can do well here.

"It's been a long time since I left England. I'll be here with West Brom this week and we'll see what happens after that.

"The manager has told me just to come and enjoy it and then we'll sit down and talk about my future. But I'm really happy to be back with a club in one of the best league's in the world and I hope I can stay here."

Sissoko, who began his career with Auxerre before joining Valencia ahead of the switch to Liverpool, added: "I have a lot of good memories from my time at Liverpool.

"It was a great time in my career and I hope I can go back there with West Brom or another club and enjoy some good moments with my ex-team.