Mamadou Sakho has endured a very difficult year.
First he missed the end of our season and the European Championships after UEFA incorrectly banned him for a doping offence, then picked up an achilles injury and finally was sent home from Liverpool’s pre-season tour of America due to repeated lateness.
This would be enough for fans to lose interest in many players, considering Sakho hasn’t played since April – but supporters still have huge love for our towering French centre-back.
Sakho uploaded this video to his Instagram followers today, showing fans cheering him and pouring into his car window as he pulls into Melwood.
He has a real fight to get in the side this term with the likes of Ragnar Klavan, Dejan Lovren and Joel Matip all competing for places – so time will tell if he manages to do so.