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Mamadou Sakho ‘disgusted’ with Liverpool treatment, linked with Marseille & Milan

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Amid speculation over a January move to Serie A, Mamadou Sakho is said to be “disgusted” with his treatment by Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.

Sakho has not played for the Reds at all this season, instead turning out for Michael Beale’s U23s side, following concerns over his attitude.

The Frenchman was sent home early from Liverpool’s pre-season tour of the United States, before injury struck and, in September, he criticised his subsequent exile on social media.

According to French publication Le Parisien, Sakho has admitted he is “disgusted,” and is seeking a change of scenery on the turn of the year.

Furthermore, they present two new clubs as potential suitors, in Serie A rivals AC Milan and Inter Milan.

Marseille are also mentioned as a possible destination due to new manager Rudi Garcia’s interest in signing Sakho on a loan deal while with AS Roma, but the 26-year-old is reportedly not looking to return to France.

This would scupper interest from Lille, and while Sakho had previously turned down offers from Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion, a January bid from the latter could be more successful.

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Joel Matip and Dejan Lovren are now Klopp’s first-choice centre-backs, with Ragnar Klavan and Lucas Leiva serving as experienced options in reserve.

The German has been heavily linked with a January move for Bayer Leverkusen defender Jonathan Tah, while speaking on Thursday, he explained how he was looking to develop Joe Gomez in the role.

Gomez recently returned from a year on the sidelines with an ACL injury, and is now taking part in first-team training under Klopp at Melwood.

“I’m really happy to have him back. It was the first time I’ve seen him in a match live,” Klopp said, after watching Gomez play 45 minutes in a behind-closed-doors friendly win over Accrington Stanley.

“It wasn’t the most difficult game for a centre-half, but he did well.

“Training is good, now we have to work on the tactical things. For this he’ll have match time, I don’t know when we’ll start this.

“He’s a really physical talent, he’s in really good shape but we want him for the long term. The education starts now.”

In Matip, Lovren, Klavan, Lucas and Gomez, Klopp has five more-than-capable centre-backs, with the possibility of adding Tah in the future, and this leaves Sakho in an unfavourable position.

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