Liverpool tell Mamadou Sakho to find new club

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Borussia Dortmund goes past Mamadou Sakho of Liverpool during the UEFA Europa League quarter final, second leg match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 14, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.
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Liverpool has informed Mamadou Sakho that he needs to find a new club before tomorrow night at 11pm.

Adopting a rather stony-faced approach to the Mamadou Sakho saga, Liverpool has informed Mamadou Sakho needs to find a club that is willing to take him on loan for the 2016/17 season. The Daily Mail report that there is no place for Sakho at Liverpool this season.

It would seem as though we are witnessing the infamous uncompromising side of Jürgen Klopp. The former Borussia Dortmund boss is trying to return Liverpool to the elite of European football, but he is unwilling to let sentimentality get in the way of the decisions he has to make.

Sakho will need to find a club before the transfer window slams shut tomorrow night at 11pm. Stoke City have already expressed interest in taking Sakho on loan, but the Frenchman rejected their approach, much to the disappointment of Mark Hughes.

West Brom also expressed interest in Sakho, with the Baggies looking to buy the former Paris Saint-Germain player for £20 million, which would be a £2 million profit on the £18 million  that Liverpool bought him for.

If Sakho is unable to find a club willing to take him on loan this season then he faces a domestic campaign spent at the bottom of the defensive pecking order. He would be behind Joel Matip and Dejan Lovren, who have formed a solid defensive partnership, Ragnar Klavan, Lucas Leiva and Joe Gomez.

It is telling that two players who are out injured are still ahead of Sakho in the club’s defensive pecking order.

It would be unwise for Sakho to not leave on loan if he has hopes of returning to international football with France.

It is fair to say that Klopp could be adopting a slightly harsh position, but this is how he does things and it is a far cry better than the passive aggression of Brendan Rodgers.

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Michael Mongie
Just like you, I am a hugely passionate Liverpool supporter. I started Rousing the Kop in January 2015 and since then it has grown tremendously and has even been nominated as 'Best New Football Blog' in the Football Blogging Awards.

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