Gary Lineker tweets awkward verdict on Liverpool’s ‘exceptional’ defender

Gary Lineker heaps praise on Liverpool centre-half Mamadou Sakho

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Gary Lineker has hailed Liverpool star Mamadou Sakho as an awkward but exceptional defender.

The Reds centre-half was one of Jurgen Klopp’s key players on Thursday night as the Merseyside outfit secured a 1-1 draw with Borussia Dortmund in the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final.

Sakho finished with a 100 per cent tackle success rate, the France international made four clearance and two interceptions.

The 26-year-old finished the Europa League clash as captain after Jordan Henderson was forced off at half-time with knee ligament damage.

Former England and Tottenham Hotspur legend Lineker singled out Sakho for praise after another impressive performance in Europe.

Sakho moved to Liverpool in a £16m deal from Paris Saint-Germain in 2014.

The Reds are in action against Stoke City in their next Premier League game on Sunday afternoon.

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Liverpool will host Bundesliga side Dortmund in the second leg of their Europa League quarter-final at Anfield next Thursday.


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