Liverpool reject two advances for Mamadou Sakho

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has been busy reshaping his squad over the summer.

A number of new additions have moved to Anfield, with the club busy trying to dispose of their dead wood.

One player that looks unlikely to be leaving Merseyside this summer is French defender Mamadou Sakho.


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Sakho has been a bit part player at Liverpool since his move in 2013, and has been deputy to Dejan Lovren since the start of the season.

But having made just 46 appearances in two seasons, the Anfield club have reportedly rejected two approaches from European clubs.

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It was reported that Bayer Leverkusen had offered £7 million for the France international, with Italian side Roma also interested, but according to Sky Sports, Liverpool are not interested in parting company with the 25-year-old.

Sakho has failed to hold down a place in Brendan Rodgers team and has not been able to recreate the form he showed in his 150 games at Paris Saint-Germain.

Martin Skrtel and Lovren have started the new season well, keeping clean sheets in Liverpool's two opening games, and it has been confirmed that the former Southampton man is ahead of Sakho in the pecking order.

Having spent £18m on the centre-back Liverpool would have taken a big hit had they agreed to sell him to Leverkusen, but it appears Rodgers still has plans for the defender.

There is still time for Sakho to turn around his fortunes at Anfield and if he is able to find the form he has shown at international level in recent times then there is no doubt Liverpool will have one of the best central defenders in the Premier League in their team.

Liverpool fans, who would you prefer at the centre of defence, Sakho or Lovren? Have your say below!

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