Liverpool Defender Mamadou Sakho returned to training yesterday after recovering from an achilles injury but he might be sent out on season long loan. The Times, Daily Mail and Daily Telegraph all report that LFC are now considering the idea of letting him go to another club in order to rebuild both his form and fitness.
It will be very interesting to see what happens with Mamadou Sakho here going forward.
In April, Sakho made headlines (along with teammate Divock Origi) for finding a Liverpool fan’s phone which had been lost on the pitch, in the excitement of a thrilling win. Sakho and Origi made phenomenal light-hearted news with this act.
A month ago, Sakho made headlines because of a much more unpleasant situation. It wasn’t light-hearted like the cell phone incident, as the 26 year old broke a few team rules.
Sakho nearly missed Liverpool’s team flight to the United States for their preseason exhibition tour. He also missed a training session and was late for a team meal.
LFC Manager Jurgen Klopp then sent Sakho home from the United States.
“I have to build a group here, we have to start new here. So I thought maybe it made sense for him to fly home to Liverpool and after eight or 10 days when we come back we can talk about it. It’s not that serious,” Jurgen Klopp said.
“He nearly missed the departure of the plane, he missed a session and was late for a meal. We have some rules and we have to respect them. If somebody doesn’t respect it or somebody gives me the feeling he is not respecting it then I have to react that’s all.
“It is private how he reacted. But we had no argument, it wasn’t ‘aghh, you, no…’. I spoke. You cannot argue when only one person is speaking. That’s all.”
Klopp also said then that he doesn’t think fining Sakho would be the right course of action.
“Fine him? I am not interested in the money of the players,” Klopp added. “Actually not really often in my life I’ve had to fine anybody because I want that we learn together to do the thing that is right.
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