Mamadou Sakho takes two families from Liverpool to Disneyland Paris

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Liverpool centre-back Mamadou Sakho is not having the best of times on the pitch this season.

The Frenchman has made no appearances for the Reds after his highly-publicised problems over the summer. Recent social media antics has not helped his situation and he's been forced to train and play for the U23s thus far.

The fan favourite, however, has not allowed this to distract him from the magnificent charity work he continues to do off the pitch, being involved in numerous organisations in England, France and Africa.


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The former Paris Saint-Germain defender's latest charitable scheme came through the work of his foundation, AMSAK and he and his wife released a video of the pair treating Liverpool children and their families to a trip across the pond to the city of Paris and Disneyland.

He said: “Amsak acts in France, Senegal and Great Britain and we collaborate with a foundation called An Hour for Others in the UK. They got us in touch with families who had gone through a hard time.

“We invited these families to spend an unforgettable weekend in Paris to make them forget their troubles for a while.

“We had dinner in an African restaurant which meant a lot to me. British people coming to France to eat African food is the exact illustration of the values we want to share.

“We wanted the children to have a good time and I think we achieved that. My wife and I really wanted to share this moment with them.”

You can watch the heartwarming video below.


Sakho's on-field problems for Jurgen Klopp's men began in April, when he was given a doping ban - which was subsequently quashed - before being sent home from Liverpool's pre-season training tour of America for ill-discipline.

Since then, he has been banished to the under 23 squad and took to Snapchat to explain his frustration at his current situation, which Klopp described as "not positive".

It's unclear whether he will be offered a route back into the German manager's plans this season, but no matter what you think of the 26-year-old on the pitch, it's impossible to look past his amazing work. 

He and his wife undoubtedly gave those families an unforgettable experience and it's brilliant to see that no matter how much money professional footballers earn, many will still take time out to give something back to the community.


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