Mamadou Sakho was a fan favourite at Liverpool last season but, now, it seems as though his career at Anfield could be coming to an end.
After escaping a UEFA ban for supposedly taking a fat-burning substance, Sakho should be getting his career back on track following the whole failed drugs test saga.
But this summer hasn't been a good one for Sakho. First, the Frenchman was sent home from the club’s tour of America after breaking some simple housekeeping rules.
While there weren’t many too many concerns about Jurgen Klopp wanting to get rid of Sakho because of a few minor misdemeanours, there are certainly concerns now.
Several reports on Monday night suggested that the German boss was willing to loan out his defender his summer. Liverpool supporters were surprised by this news, but was it really true?
Well, Klopp was asked about it following his side’s 5-0 victory over Burton Albion and, although he didn’t categorically confirm it, it seems as though there’s definitely some truth in it.
Klopp on Sakho situation
“I'm happy that I don't talk in situations like this,” he said when asked about Sakho
“Everybody who needs to be informed about this has been informed about this.
“There are no secrets with the important people, I would say.”
Klopp has certainly been extremely coy regarding the situation but if it wasn’t true, he would surely have just denied it.
If Sakho does leave the club, it will leave Liverpool fairly short on centre-backs.
Joel Matip, who made his competitive debut against Burton, will be regarded as Dejan Lovren’s partner, while 30-year-old Ragnar Klavan will be used as a back-up.
However, other than those three, there are very few options in central defence with Lucas Leiva likely to be called upon in case of an emergency.
With just one week remaining in the transfer window, make sure you keep a close eye on the situation regarding Sakho because it seems as though Klopp is willing to allow him to leave.