Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho has reiterated his commitment to the club, after being questioned over his future ahead of France’s friendly match with Albania on Saturday.
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Sakho, who is quoted by the Daily Mirror, has firmly rejected suggestions that he’s about to quit Anfield after a frustrating two years on Merseyside, where injuries have restricted him to just 34 Premier League appearances.
The 25-year-old, who joined us from Paris Saint Germain for £18m – according to the Mirror – says he’s happy at Liverpool despite some initial apprehension that centred around his departure from his boyhood club.
He said: “I still have things to prove. I feel good at Liverpool. Yes, I had many physical problems this season, but I’m fit, I have my spot, and I produced good performances despite everything.
“I like Liverpool, next season I’ll still be a Red, because I still have to prove many things over there. I like the club, it’s a young and skilled team. I hope to achieve great things with this club.”
Sakho was an important part of our team during our most impressive part of last season – the start of 2015, which saw us go 13 Premier League games without defeat. The Frenchman primarily played on the left-hand side of our three-man defence, alongside Martin Skrtel and Emre Can, and his injury greatly disrupted us.
With Dejan Lovren and Kolo Toure both struggling for form, Sakho’s fitness issues have been a real issue for us, as we spent all season searching for the perfect partner for Martin Skrtel.
Will Sakho be that man next season? Only time will tell.