Mamadou Sakho has been one of the standout performers under Jurgen Klopp so far, with the Frenchman finally becoming first choice since Brendan Rodgers left.
Sakho, speaking on Sky Sports’ Soccer AM show, says a lot has changed under Klopp on the training ground.
“Everything. It’s a new mentality, new tactical play. Everything is different, which is good for us. We have to adapt.
“He’s very close to the players, if he wants something of a player, he tells him one-to-one, which I think is very good for the player’s confidence.”
Sakho was bizarrely shunned by Rodgers for Dejan Lovren. Asked if he has been better under Klopp, Sakho says “No, I stay the same, I work hard every day.
“Last year I had many injury but when I played I tried to play my best. If your boss decide he don’t give you opportunity to show what you can do, nobody can see your quality.”
Sakho, along with Alberto Moreno, is a player reported to have been a ‘committee signing’ and the two of them were consequently shown little faith by Rodgers.
With Rodgers’ political games now a thing of the past, both are enjoying an upturn in form and look far more solid having benefited from actual defensive coaching in training.
Listen to the Sakho interview below: