Mamadou Sakho dug his heels in yesterday and decided to ignore his club’s advice to spend the season on loan elsewhere, but now it seems Jurgen Klopp will do the same…
The Mirror report that he’ll ‘banish’ the Frenchman to train on his own, after Sakho turned down numerous advances from other clubs on transfer deadline day.
Liverpool had made it clear to the 26-year-old in no uncertain terms that he wouldn’t play this season if he stayed, and now Klopp expects to be as good as his word – despite Sakho’s £100k-per-week wages.
The report claims Sakho is sixth choice, behind Dejan Lovren, Joel Matip, Ragnar Klavan, Joe Gomez and Lucas – meaning that without European football – he won’t be needed barring a horrible injury crisis.
Liverpool fans are divided on the saga, with many believing the club are wrong to freeze out Sakho, potentially our best centre-back on form. But of course we are not privy to what’s happened privately, and clearly it’s enough for Klopp to act in the manner he has.