Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho has reiterated his desire to represent the club again at some point in the future but admits that he may never be given the chance to do so by Reds manager Jurgen Klopp.
Following a string of extremely impressive performances under the management of Sam Allardyce, huge swathes of the Eagles’ faithful have been crossing their fingers over a potential permanent move for the Frenchman in the summer, even though the man himself is seemingly keen to make a triumphant return to Merseyside.
Having arrived in SE25 with a somewhat damaged reputation, the centre-back’s individual displays have reminded his numerous doubters of the quality he possesses, kickstarting rumours of interest in him from the likes of Southampton and Napoli alongside ourselves. It should probably come as little surprise to hear that Mamadou remains hopeful of resurrecting his career at Liverpool but given the manner in which he talks about his fall out with Klopp, he’s unlikely to be holding his breath for too long.
If we are to make a serious play for the big man once the the current campaign draws to a close, we will have to line up a rather hefty transfer bid if we expect to make any serious progress. Whilst his parent club may not be too enamoured with the idea of keeping him themselves, they are well aware of his true market value, making a deal for him rather tricky from the outset.
Thankfully, his comments in the piece attached above directly reference the incredible atmosphere Palace fans generated at Stamford Bridge a week or so ago; offering a degree of hope over a possible long-term switch to South London, regardless of the strong interest in him from across Europe.
Thank god Mr Klopp has taken such a stubborn stance in relation to Mamadou, it could result in one of the best signings we’ve ever made if we play our cards right.
Watch this space.