Close sidebar

Watch: Is Liverpool’s Sakho Trying To Send A Message To Klopp?

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 28: Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool talks to an injured Mamadou Sakho during the Capital One Cup Final match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium on February 28, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Mamadou Sakho as we all know by now is no longer in Jürgen Klopp’s plans for first team action at Liverpool. 

The 26-year-old has been completely frozen out of Klopp’s plans at Liverpool since a bust-up with the manager on a pre-season tour earlier this year.

It was reported at the time that he missed training, a team dinner and a flight. In turn, Klopp viewed this as disrespectful to him, his teammates and Liverpool as a whole.

In the German manager’s most recent interview, he stated that Sakho is no longer “in his plans” for the future, and that “nothing has changed” since last answering the same question.

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 28:  Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool talks to an injured Mamadou Sakho during the Capital One Cup Final match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium on February 28, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

However, Sakho has publicly responded to Klopp’s comments in his own way, via Instagram, while reinforcing to Liverpool fans that he is continuing to work hard at home, and with the current U-23 squad he has been resigned to.

While the current first team Liverpool squad are away on a team-bonding session in Barcelona, the French international is at home in his gym.

Arguably, the fact that he’s wearing Liverpool gear shows his desire to return to first team action and to stay at the club as the transfer window approaches.

Since the bust-up with Klopp, Sakho has been continuing to prove his worth for a first team place with Liverpool.

Certainly, the above video is not the first time he has taken to social media to highlight his work rate.

View this post on Instagram

💪🏿 #keepworking #LFC #YNWA

A post shared by Mamadou Sakho (@mamadousakho) on

Undoubtedly, the process by which Klopp has dealt with the matter has divided opinion.

The Reds’ loss to Bournemouth at the weekend highlighted this further, with the 49-year-old opting to use an out-of-position Lucas Leiva as a temporary centre-back, instead of a fully fit Sakho.

Jason Redmond, Pundit Arena

Read More About: , , , , , , , ,

Author: The PA Team

This article was written by a member of The PA Team. If you would like to join the team, drop us an email at write@punditarena.com.