“Our best defender by far” – Liverpool fans react to Mamadou Sakho’s reported new deal

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With Liverpool favourite Mamadou Sakho close to signing a new five-year deal with the Reds, we round-up the best social media reaction.

BORDEAUX, FRANCE - Thursday, September 17, 2015: Liverpool's Mamadou Sakho applauds the travelling supporters after the 1-1 draw with FC Girondins de Bordeaux the UEFA Europa League Group Stage Group B match at the Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The news was reported on Friday afternoon, arriving quickly after Sakho captained the side in Bordeaux on Thursday evening.

Reports claim that the 25-year-old is close to agreeing a deal that will keep him at Anfield until 2020, bringing an end to much speculation surrounding his future. The Echo report that Sakho’s representatives were on Merseyside on Friday for discussions.

The Frenchman made a terrific return to action against Bordeaux, performing excellently throughout on what was his fist appearance of the season.

Sakho will surely be pushing for a start against Norwich City on Sunday, as Brendan Rodgers contemplates leaving out Dejan Lovren.

Here is how social media reacted to the news of Sakho’s rumoured new deal:

https://twitter.com/M_Sweeting/status/644878955540054016

https://twitter.com/M_Sweeting/status/644884444826992640

‘RedRivelino’ in the comments section:

He’s a top class player and with the potential to get even better with the right backing. Should be the CB that we build the defence around.

https://twitter.com/stupidmo/status/644886710350913536

https://twitter.com/Riaz1982/status/644886397996933124

Kane Martin on Facebook:

He should be playing week in week out, and should be captain.

https://twitter.com/AnfieldHQ96/status/644885916864114688

https://twitter.com/IndigoLFC/status/644885438759616512

‘Phantoman’ in the comments section:

He (Rodgers) should eat his humble pie and build his defence around Sakho for the foreseeable future. Lovren is a not bad squad player and will hopefully get a game every now and then but having him as the first choice centre back was a big mistake.

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It’s sad that it had to be 5 games and 6 goals after he realised this.

Let us know your thoughts on Sakho’s new deal in the comments below. Is he Liverpool’s best defender?

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