Liverpool fans would be forgiven if they’ve forgotten all about Mamadou Sakho.
The Frenchman has been banished from first-team football at Liverpool by Jurgen Klopp and been made to train and play with the youth team.
It seems certain that the defender will be allowed to leave the club this January but that doesn’t appear to have dampened Sakho’s mood.
That’s because he’s been seen gatecrashing an interview with Kevin Stewart after Liverpool Under-23’s victory over Reading.
Redmen TV were catching up with Stewart after the 2-0 victory when Sakho, who scored the opener during the win, decided to get involved.
The interviewer then asked Sakho a question about the match, to which he replied: "[It was] very good, very good for the squad. We think it was a very good game, we played very strong.”
While many Liverpool fans will wish they could see Sakho back on the pitch, they will just be happy to see him smiling once again.
Last season, he become a fan favourite with his solid performances and his obvious love for the club. Following their incredible 4-3 comeback victory over Borussia Dortmund - in which he scored - Sakho said: “It’s a win for the Liverpool country!” - a quote that saw his become a cult hero at Anfield.
However, after failing a drugs test - which he was later found not guilty - and being sent home from Liverpool’s tour of America in pre-season, his Liverpool career has taken a nosedive and it seems he no longer has a future at the club.
Sakho also sent a Snapchat explaining how he was frustrated with Jurgen Klopp's treatment - an act that appeared to be the last straw for him.
"The thing is I was kind of confronted with this, somebody told me this morning there was something I should know about. Actually on a match day I'm really in a completely wrong mood to think about things like this," Klopp said when finding out about Sakho's Snapchat.
"I know something was on the thing that neither of us use [Snapchat].
"But it's not the right moment to speak about it. Most of the times in life it makes sense to think about something and then it's more likely that you give the right answer.
"It's not positive I would say. I will address the situation when I think it's the right moment. I haven't decided when that is yet. But it's not Christmas."
This cameo appearance in an Under 23 interview could be the last we see of Sakho before he leaves Merseyside for good.
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