Mamadou Sakho is not going to play for Liverpool again, if comments by the manager yesterday are anything to go by.
Jurgen Klopp was speaking to the press ahead of Sunday’s clash with Bournemouth, looking for another win – despite the fact we’ll be without talisman Coutinho due to ankle ligament damage.
At the back though we’ve looked very solid recently with Joel Matip partnering Dejan Lovren, while Sakho’s not even appeared on a bench this term.
According to the boss, he’s happy with Liverpool’s current defensive options and has no plansto use the French outcast.
“Nothing has changed,” Klopp told the Echo.
“He is not in these plans for the first team. The first team squad is here (at Melwood). You know all this.”
Sakho hasn’t played a competitive game this April and is a certainty to depart this January transfer window. A few days back, the Daily Star reported that the 26-year-old, a former PSG captain, is wanted by both Milan clubs and West Brom – so it appears that despite his disciplinary issues – there’s a number of potential suitors this winter.