Mamdou Sakho delivers positive Liverpool injury update

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

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

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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