Photo: Mamadou Sakho sad to leave ahead of Watford v Liverpool
Mamadou Sakho is sad to leave his youngest daughter as Liverpool make the trip to Watford ahead of Sunday's clash
Mamadou Sakho’s return to the Liverpool side appears to be bitter-sweet after the centre-half bidded his youngest daughter an emotional farewell on Saturday morning.
The France international is in contention to make a return to the Liverpool first-team after a month-long lay-off following his knee injury during the Reds’s 2-1 defeat by Crystal Palace at Anfield on 8 November.
Sakho landed awkwardly following an aerial challenge and the former Paris Saint-Germain defender was eventually replaced by Croatia international Dejan Lovren, who formed a promising partnership with Martin Skrtel in Sakho’s absence.
However, the 26-year-old centre-half succumbed to injury last weekend after Craig Gardner’s robust challenge during a 2-2 draw with West Bromwich Albion in a dramatic Premier League game at Anfield.
Lovren’s injury setback leaves the door open for Sakho to return to the Liverpool starting line-up, and Sakho was sad to leave his youngster daughter Sienna behind as he prepared to travel with his Reds team-mates to London.
Sakho wrote on his Instagram page: “Big hugs before leaving !!! @sakhofamily #matchthisweekend #LFC #Liverpool #SakhoFamily #YNWA”
The France defender moved to Liverpool in a £16m deal from PSG in 2013.