Leicester and West Ham target Mamadou Sakho for January transfer

Andy Carroll of West Ham goes down after contact with Mamadou Sakho of Liverpool during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Liverpool at Boleyn Ground on April 6, 2014 in London, England.
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According to Tom Hopkinson in the Sunday People, Leicester City and West Ham United are ready to make the most of Liverpool’s decision to sell Mamadou Sakho and will make January approaches for the Frenchman.

Mamadou Sakho’s tenuous situation at Liverpool is well documented and having not played all season, there looks to be no future for him on Merseyside, especially after he took to Snapchat to express his frustration at the situation.

Joel Matip and Dejan Lovren have formed a very solid partnership in central defence which is certain to only get better and Jurgen Klopp seems to find preference with having Ragnar Klavan and Lucas Leiva as his deputies.

Leicester and West Ham are interested in sining Sakho in January, at least that’s according to Tom Hopkins, but it would make a lot more sense than the Frenchman spending the rest of the season with the reserves and hoping for some miraculous redemption, which, under Klopp, is entirely unlikely.

There have been reports of Liverpool tracking Southampton’s Virgil Van Dijk but seeing as the source was Micky Quinn, I don’t think we should take it as fact. The Dutchman, however, would solve almost all of Liverpool’s defensive insecurities.

Liverpool are losing one of their best defenders but will benefit from it at the end of the day as Sakho’s attitude clearly doesn’t align with Klopp’s philosophy and as Steven Gerrard said about the German football coach, “You either adapt to Klopp’s sessions or you go,” and the same can be said about a players attitude. Sadly enough, that very scenario is playing out now between Klopp and Sakho.

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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