Liverpool reject Mamadou Sakho loan offer from Roma

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Liverpool have rejected an offer from Roma to take defender Mamadou Sakho on loan, according to the Liverpool Echo.

The French defender didn't feature in Liverpool's Premier League opener against Stoke and is seen as back-up to first choice pairing Dejan Lovren and Martin Skrtel.

He wasn't part of the squad for the game at the Britannia Stadium, which was decided by a Philippe Coutinho wonder-goal, after missing three days of training following the birth of his daughter.

However club officials are not looking to offload the 25-year-old as it stands and aren't interested in doing a deal with Roma.

The Italian giants were keen on securing a loan move with an option to make the deal permanent at the end of the 2015/16 season, however the Liverpool Echo report that Liverpool aren't looking to move the former Paris Saint-Germain defender on.

Sakho has had a mixed start to his life at Anfield since joining from France two seasons ago. He has made 34 Premier League appearances in two seasons and is yet to find the back of the net.

Boss Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that there will be players leaving Merseyside before the close of the transfer window having splashed the cash on an host of new arrivals.


Mario Balotelli, Fabio Borini, Lucas Leiva and Jose Enrique are all in line to leave as Rodgers tries to guide his side back to the Champions League. He said ahead of the game against Bournemouth this weekend: “It is natural at this stage of the season,” said Rodgers. “There will be moves I am sure for some players What is clear is every player is of the understanding of exactly where he stands in his squad.

“The spirit is strong, the spirit is fine but it is difficult situation the transfer market with it being open until the end of the month."

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