Mamadou Sakho is out of favour and heading for the exit, and reports suggest West Brom want him for £30 million before deadline day.
With the London club unable to find the cash for a permanent deal, Sakho has remained sidelined all summer long and has not been part of the Reds’ opening four matches.
While Sakho retains the faith of a section of Liverpool supporters—thanks in no small part to a lack of real progress in defensive consistency from those regularly picked to play—it’s clear he has no future at Anfield.
The best-case scenario for Liverpool has always been to pick up a big fee for him this summer, and if the Baggies are set to hand over the full £30 million which has been the club’s asking price, few Kopites would caution against accepting the offer.
Of course hope springs eternal that Klopp in turns strengthens his own back line further, even if Sakho wouldn’t have been playing in 2017/18, with Dejan Lovren and Joel Matip still not comparable to other top Premier League partnerships.