In this clip, you’ll see all the reasons Liverpool fans loved Mamadou Sakho, and all the reasons we found him so nerve-inducing too!
The Frenchman is now on loan at Crystal Palace, who haven’t conceded a goal in the two games he’ started.
At the weekend, they beat West Brom 2-0 away from home and Sakho put in another momentous display at centre-back.
But it wasn’t especially pretty! In this one clip (seen here, via streamable), Sakho takes a cumbersome touch as he steps out of defence, gets himself in a tangle, miscontrols again, before tackling the referee and somehow getting the ball away to safety. Aesthetically, he’s all over the place – yet he gets the job done!
Time and time again this happened at Liverpool, but most of the time in fairness, Sakho gets away with it.
It does nothing for fan anxiety, of course!