Mamadou Sakho is to be sold in January, according to reports emanating from France.
After refusing to leave on loan following interest in the summer from both Besiktas and Stoke, the defender has since been extradited to the U23s, training and playing again after his drug test suspension and an injury setback.
Jurgen Klopp had a tainted view of Sakho and his attitude already, and a September outburst on social media proved to be the final nail in the coffin of the Frenchman’s career.
L’Equipe have said:
“Sakho does not exist in Klopp’s eyes.”
There are currently no suitors named for the centre back, but the same report states that he is to be sold by Liverpool in the upcoming transfer window. He is not training with the first team and Klopp has refused to comment on him multiple times, most recently during the pre match press conference before our EFL victory over Tottenham in midweek.
He said to the journalist:
“I hope you didn’t make the long trip for this question, because the answer is I’ve said everything about this already. You could read it in English newspapers!
“His U23 form is good, but all that I’ve said about this I said to Mama in the talk, so nothing else to say about it.”
It seems that Sakho couldn’t be further from the German’s plans. After already showing a bad attitude, he now sits behind Joel Matip, Dejan Lovren, Ragnar Klavan, Lucas Leiva and the recently returned Joe Gomez in the pecking order. It is looking like the Frenchman will be on his way out of Merseyside in the New Year.