Mamadou Sakho is quickly adapting to the pace of the Premier League and his performance against Sunderland in Liverpool’s 3-1 victory there on Sunday showed yet more sings why he’s a tough defender for strikers to deal with.
The French international was signed from Paris Saint-Germain on the final day of the summer transfer window and four games into his career on Merseyside is winning a lot of fans.
Here are what some of the fans were saying about him on Twitter over the weekend, with many pointing to his impressive statistics to prove his quality:
#LFC pass combos v S'land heat map:Lucas & Sakho linked well, Gerrard on the periphery, & Suárez worked both channels pic.twitter.com/rqo55MTRKX
— Andrew Beasley (@BassTunedToRed) September 30, 2013
You could see signs of Sakho's strengths in the 2nd half. Wait a few more games – I see a lot to come from this young man.
— AnfieldIndex (@AnfieldIndex) September 29, 2013
Mamadou Sakho: 49 passes @ 96%. 8 clearances, all 8 effective. 3 intercepts, 2 shots blocked, 4 aerial duels won. BEAST.
— Nath – LFC – 7??3?? pts – 6?? wins to go (@grubbavitch) September 29, 2013
Thought Sakho was immense today. Very good in possession and solid at the back. Settling in nicely
— Green Scouser (@Green_Scouser) September 29, 2013
Sakho has been brilliant today. Looking better each game. Pleasing result Sturridge and Suarez awesome
— Ash Davidson (@CryptoMobsterYT) September 29, 2013
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