We cannot imagine a scenario where Mamadou Sakho doesn’t depart Liverpool in January.
The Frenchman, who’s a seasoned international and entering his peak at 26, hasn’t even been selected on the bench by Jurgen Klopp this term, with the manager furious at the centre-back’s refusal to leave on loan in the summer and his subsequent late-night SnapChat rants which followed.
Sakho’s played for the Under-23s so far this campaign, but bar an injury crisis of epic proportions, which sees Joel Matip, Dejan Lovren, Ragnar Klavan, Lucas and Joe Gomez ruled out, we’re not going to see him in the first-team again.
It turns out that despite his behavioural problems, there isn’t a shortage of suitors, with Serie A giants Inter Milan and AC Milan both keen on taking him on loan this winter.
In the Premier League, West Brom remain interested, so it’ll likely be up to the player for whom he signs. We can’t imagine a situation where he’d choose the Midlands over six months in Milan, unless he wants to stay in the English league – which is superior to the Italian one.
With Klopp and Sakho’s relationship seemingly irreparable, the best we can hope for is that he performs well on loan, wherever that is, enabling us to receive a decent transfer fee for his services next summer.