The change of fortunes for Mamadou Sakho in recent months has been remarkable - and not for the good.
Last season, he was a fan favourite at Liverpool with chants of ‘Sakho, Sakho, Sakho’ often being heard reverberating around Anfield.
However, a failed drugs test and several misdemeanours on the club’s tour of America and the Frenchman’s future on Merseyside looks in serious doubt.
While Sakho was later cleared of any wrongdoing for taking a fat-burning substance, there seems to be no let off for his attitude in the United States.
Sakho, who was injured and not involved in any of the friendlies in the States, turned up late on numerous occasions during the trip which angered his manager.
It was suggested this week that Jurgen Klopp was keen to loan the defender out this season for him to get more first-team football. But a report in the Daily Mail suggests the relationship between the player and manager is slightly more damaged than previously thought.
They claim that Klopp is making Sakho train by himself after he’s ‘had enough’ of the former Paris Saint-German man.
The 26-year-old is currently deciding whether he should remain at the club and attempt to win over his boss or move on and start a new chapter in his career.
But Klopp’s treatment certainly suggests that there is little chance of him changing his mind over Sakho and that the centre-back faces the prospect of being frozen out if he does remain at the Reds.
It was believed that Stoke City wanting to bring Sakho in on a temporary basis but it’s reported they are also looking at Bayer Leverkusen’s Kyriakos Papadopoulos.