LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 22, 2015: Liverpool's Mamadou Sakho in action against Manchester United during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool fans react to news that Mamadou Sakho doesn’t have ACL injury

Liverpool fans were breathing a huge sigh of relief on Monday night with the news that defender Mamadou Sakho has not suffered an ACL injury.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Thursday, October 22, 2015: Liverpool's Mamadou Sakho salutes the Kop after the 1-1 draw against Rubin Kazan during the UEFA Europa League Group Stage Group B match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Sakho has been Liverpool’s best player since the arrival of Jurgen Klopp, with the new manager clearly seeing his qualities where Brendan Rodgers previously did not.

“I would prefer to lose 4-1 and keep him in the team but it was the situation and now we have to see,” said Klopp after Sunday’s game, showing how highly he rates the Frenchman after he was forced off in the first half against Crystal Palace.

News on Monday night suggests there’s no ACL injury, but the defender will see a consultant on Tuesday for a full diagnosis of the problem to see how long he is likely to be out for.

Sakho though has done some damage to ligaments, which means the Reds will be without the Frenchman for a period of time – but it’s a relief it’s not another season-ending ACL injury.