Mamadou Sakho reveals Kolo Toure predicted he would score against Everton

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Mamadou Sakho has picked his moments well.

Before last Thursday’s Europa League clash with Borussia Dortmund, a Frenchman had scored once for Liverpool since his move to the club in September 2013.

But the defender scored the all-important third against Dortmund last week to set-up an incredible comeback victory - not a bad time to score his first goal in more than two years.


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Six days later, and Sakho popped up on the scoresheet once again in the 226th Merseyside derby.

The former Paris Saint-Germain man was left totally unmarked in the Everton box and was able to easily head home to give Liverpool a 2-0 lead at half-time.

Toure's prediction

After his goal, Sakho was keen to shrug off his teammates to run to the home bench and celebrate with substitute Kolo Toure and the centre-back has now revealed it was because of the prediction the Ivorian made before the match

"Kolo told me this morning I would score again so that's why when I scored I thought of him and ran to celebrate with him,” Sakho told the club’s official website.

Sakho’s goal gave the home side a comfortable cushion in a match they went on to win 4-0, thanks to other goals from Divock Origi, Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho.

Sakho thanks the support

Once again, the atmosphere at Anfield was electric and Sakho paid tribute to the Kopites.

"It was a very, very good atmosphere, a very good result for us, and I think we deserved it because we played very well," he said.

"The 12th player was with us - the fans. It was a really good night for Liverpool.”

Fan favourite

Sakho is becoming a bit of a fan favourite on Merseyside with chants of “Sakho, Sakho, Sakho” being heard every time he makes a great tackle.

Sakho’s partnership with Dejan Lovren is one of the biggest factors behind Jurgen Klopp’s side's impressive form of late. The Reds have lost just once in their previous 15 matches in all competitions which has seen them progress to the semi-finals of the Europa League and rise to seventh in the league.

Remain calm

But Sakho has insisted that the club needs to remain calm despite their incredible 4-3 victory over Dortmund last week.

"When people start to speak about Liverpool beating Dortmund [etc], we need to stay calm, continue to work, and we will see,” he said.

"We need to stay focused for every game because this year is not finished and we need to work.

"We need to enjoy tonight but after [that] we need to stay focused because in football every game is different and we need a positive result in the next game."

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