Mamdou Sakho delivers positive Liverpool injury update

Liverpool star Mamadou Sakho says knee injury isn't as serious as first feared

Mamadou Sakho says he is hoping to return from a knee injury in four to six weeks.

The Liverpool centre-half suffered the problem after he landed awkwardly during the Merseyside outfit’s 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace earlier this month.

I have the objective to come back as soon as possible, as strong as possible

Mamdou Sakho

Sakho had established himself as a first-choice player under new Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, but Dejan Lovren has since filled the void left by the former Paris Saint-Germain defender.

But the Croatia international could soon have competition for his centre-half place after Sakho revealed that his knee injury isn’t as serious as first feared.

Sakho told Liverpool’s website: “I’m very happy because I think it’s good news. Everyone thought I had a big injury for a long time.

“But, thank God, I think it will be between four and six weeks. We will see the evolution. Now I feel much better, I work and I hope I will come back as soon as possible.

“For me, it’s not difficult. I take my injury like that because I can change nothing. I know which way I have to go, which road I have to take.

“I have the objective to come back as soon as possible, as strong as possible. When I come back I will try to give my best like before.”

The France defender has made seven Premier League appearances this season.

Sakho has been a mainstay of the Liverpool defence since Klopp took over the reins from Brendan Rodgers.

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The France international defender moved to the five-time European champions in a £16m deal from PSG in the summer of 2013.

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