If there’s one player at Liverpool that I really feel for, it’s this man: Mamadou Sakho.
Always doing good, always on social media showing off the big heart he possess. Somebody important to the club, his country and the public: Mamadou Sakho.
Last season started off as a turbulent one for Sakho, not much like this season, but it’s safe to say, it concludes with the same fate. This time missing the start of the season with a injury laying him off for about three to four weeks into the new season.
The medical staff at Liverpool have told him to rest an injury which saw him miss out on some games last season.
After been excluded from Brendan Rodgers’ starting eleven in the opening games of last year’s campaign, Sakho came under a lot of fire from fans. With divided opinions about the Frenchman, his future at Liverpool was in doubt.
Once Jurgen Klopp became manager, Sakho and Lovren paired up well and became a formidable partnership at the back for the Reds. Really thought only through injury or suspension would these two be split.
But as Liverpool’s luck goes hand in hand with Sakho’s, we lost the big figure to a drug test failure. The last thing I would have ever of imagined. These drug-charges costed him a place in the Europa League final and a spot in the French team for the Euro 2016. In both cases you could see his presence was missing tremendously.
So leading up to now, Sakho was finally found not guilty. Yeah I know a sign of relief for our main man Sakho, but that relief was short lived.
With all this happening, we have a new question that comes to mind, do we go in and get a new central defender or not?
Well I say ride it out, if it’s three to four weeks, we must be able to rely on the likes of Joel Matip, Dejan Lovren, Joe Gomez and Tiago Ilori. Oh yes, lets not forget our makeshift central defender, who may I add did not do too bad when thrown in the deep end last season, Lucas Levia.
Surely one of these players can cover in the mean time? It would be a waste of transfer kitty and a problem if the new signing gained were to do well and establish himself in the team. Do you then, lose Sahko (which really isn’t an option to me), or do you lose the new guy which could be a possible long-term signing?
Too many problems coming from a single position. Think it would be less stressful to go in and start the season a Mamadou Sakho down without anybody new coming in. Be interesting to see what happens from here on out.
Written by Diab Ismail (@LFC_Diab)