After not taking Jurgen Klopp’s advice to join Stoke, Mama Sakho could be frozen out at Liverpool.
Just before the Leicester game, the German coach spoke to the media about the sorry situation.
“Now the squad is like it is and it is about making Mama fit. He isn’t. He has had suspension and injury. Now we will see what happens. It’s about who plays now and then at the end, Mama knows and I know. That is enough. He doesn’t have to gain my trust.
“It’s a situation I spoke about. He could not play for a long time. Then how do you get match time after a long break? It is difficult. You hope people stay fit – maybe not for Mama’s sake – but for the team.”
Sakho rejected the chance to join Besiktas, Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion on loan before the transfer deadline with Klopp open to offers for the 26-year-old. He explained: “You have to speak before the window closes. That is what I did. I am not silly enough to forget good performances but the rest we see. Now we have more centre-halves – good – but for him it needs time. It is part of the game and we will see what happens.”