It looks as though Mamadou Sakho has given up on trying to win over Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool’s manager who’s well and truly frozen him out of first-team contention, reports Paul Joyce in the Express.
His article states that while Sakho chose to stay and fight for his future in the summer, rejecting multiple loan deals away from the club – he now understands that his career is stalling under the German and he needs a move away to revitalise it.
Meanwhile, Mamadou Sakho looks set to accept he needs to move in January to resurrect his stalled career.
The France defender has been playing for the U23s and was overlooked against Tottenham despite Klopp making 11 changes to his side.
Sakho rejected loan moves to the likes of Stoke and Besiktas in the summer in order to fight for his place, but is effectively fifth in line at centre-back. Lille are monitoring his situation.
Sakho was arguably regarded as our best centre-back last season, earning rave reviews for his performances in the Europa League especially, but a number of incidents saw Klopp lose patience with the gangly 26-year-old.
The fat-burner Sakho took was eventually found to be legal, but the club was furious he took it without their permission anyway – while multiple disciplinary issues proved the nail in his coffin.
It now looks like a loan move to Lille could be completed at the earliest opportunity in January, while a permanent sale will clearly take place next summer.