Liverpool offer Mamadou Sakho new contract

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Liverpool have offered defender Mamadou Sakho a new long-term contract in an attempt to keep him at the club.

An Anfield source told ESPN that Brendan Rodgers is determined to keep the France international and wants to ward off interest from European outfits.

Both AS Roma and Bayer Leverkusen are believed to be interested with the former rumoured to have had a one-year loan offer rejected by the Reds.


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Sakho, an £18million signing from PSG in 2013, is struggling to get game time ahead of Dejan Lovren and Martin Skrtel and is reportedly open to leaving Merseyside in search of first-team football.

The lanky centre-back has been left out of Liverpool's matchday squad in their opening two Premier League games, further fuelling speculation that he is on his way out of Anfield.

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However, the 25-year-old is still valued by Rodgers, who sees him as an integral part of his first-team plans. The Liverpool boss has attempted to prove it to him with the offer of a new a contract.


But Sakho won't be signing the new deal until after his place in the team is made clear to him. He wants to know that game time will be granted to him before agreeing to commit his future to the club.

Sakho originally swapped PSG for Liverpool because he was struggling to get ahead of Thiago Silva and Brazilian starlet Marquinhos had just been signed from AS Roma. There is now a genuine fear that the situation could be repeating itself.

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