Former Liverpool midfielder Momo Sissoko is delighted to be back in England and hopes he can do enough to win a permanent contract with West Bromwich Albion.
The ex-Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain midfielder is on trial with West Brom following a stint with Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua and played for the Baggies in Saturday's 1-0 friendly win over Indian side Delhi Dynamos.
Sissoko joined fellow triallist Marouane Chamakh for the fixture, and Baggies boss Tony Pulis will sit down with Sissoko at the end of the week to discuss his future.
"I feel good. I was really happy to play for 60 minutes at The Hawthorns and I am confident I can do well here," Sissoko told Sky Sports News HQ.
"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 back with a club in one of the best league's in the world and I hope I can stay here."
Sissoko became something of a cult figure during his two-and-a-half year spell with Liverpool and admits he would relish the opportunity of playing again at Anfield in the future.
"I have a lot of good memories from my time at Liverpool," he said.
"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."
Sissoko was signed by then-Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez from Valencia in 2005 and the Mali international is confident his former manager can secure Newcastle promotion from the Sky Bet Championship at the first attempt.
"I think next season they will be back to the Premier League for sure because Rafa is a very good manager," he said.
"He knows how to manage teams so for sure I think they will be back in the Premier League."