Following reports that Mamadou Sakho could leave Liverpool on loan this summer, supporters have voiced their concerns at the decision.
The Frenchman, who has suffered a miserable four months on the sidelines starting with a UEFA drug charge in April, is believed to be the subject of concern from Reds manager Jurgen Klopp.
Widespread reports on Monday night revealed that Klopp was considering whether to send Sakho out on a temporary deal.
This would be designed to restore Sakho’s fitness and form, having only just returned to first-team training this week, but remains a questionable move if it plays out.
No move for Sakho is in the immediate pipeline, but could develop before August 31, and if so this would leave supporters frustrated.
In a poll conducted by This is Anfield following the news of Sakho’s possible availability, 86 percent of supporters to vote backed the former Paris Saint-Germain captain to remain with the club.
Sakho is seen as too important a player for Klopp to simply cast aside in the hope that he returns for the following campaign a rejuvenated figure.
It is extremely rare that a prime-age talent will leave a club on loan and return to regain his first-team place without a change in manager, suggesting Sakho’s chances of doing so are slim in reality.
Whether Klopp would move to replace the France international remains to be seen, but any alternative would need to earn the backing of a Anfield support who have vociferously fought Sakho’s corner.
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