Jurgen Klopp provides update on the future of Liverpool defender
The Liverpool manager suggests that Mamadou Sakho isn't part of his first-team plans at Anfield
Jurgen Klopp has reiterated that Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho isn’t part of his first-team plans at Anfield.
The France international hasn’t played a minute of Premier League football this season after being demoted to the Merseyside club’s Under-23 squad.
Sakho was sent home early from Liverpool’s tour of the United States as the centre-half nursed a niggling injury ahead of the new season.
However, the former Paris Saint-Germain star opted to take to Snapchat in early September to criticise the 18-time English champions over their “lies” about his fitness.
Sakho has been playing with Liverpool’s Under-23 squad since that incident as summer signing Joel Matip continues to establish a promising understanding with Dejan Lovren.
Speaking at his pre-match media conference at Melwood on Friday, Klopp appeared to suggest there is no way back for Sakho ahead of the 2017 January transfer window.
“He is not in these plans for the first team. Nothing changed,” Klopp is quoted as saying by The Daily Mail.
“The first team squad is here (at the training ground). Once again this actual first team squad is in this dressing room, from this point of view nobody will be sold.”
Sakho moved to Liverpool in a reported £16m deal from Ligue 1 giants PSG under Klopp’s predecessor Brendan Rodgers in 2013.