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19 Mar 2017 07:20:18
Not suggesting he will come back but Sakho is showing once again that he is a very accomplished CB. Only if things did not turn out the way they did. Matip and Sakho could very well have been one of the best CB pairs in the League.

In the summer, Liverpool may just get the £20m or so, maybe more with the performances he is putting in at Palace as there will be quite a lot of interest in Sakho come the summer.

What a pity but we cannot cry over spilt milk.

Today is a very important fixture. Beat City and we open quite a decent gap on Arsenal and UTD and we will move into 3rd ahead of City. Spurs are minus Kane for many weeks so that is another plus for us. They play Soton today which is not going to be an easy match either. We could even find ourselves 2nd by the end of today.

The players need to pull together now as top four finish is more than achievable and along with that, there is no more room for error.

Come on Liverpool!

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19 Mar 2017 08:42:40
I think managers need to assess players, all of their strengths and weaknesses, and decide where they sit in the squad. Sakho has issues off the field related to maturity and professionalism but, on the pitch, he is excellent. In my opinion, given how poor our defence is, I think Klopp should have given him a warning (or a fine or whatever it is clubs do to punish players acting up) but kept him and played him. He is excellent on his day and, when he played last year, we looked good at the back. He is still young as well and capable of significant improvement. Given our defensive frailities I can't help but think Klopp was too hasty in giving him the boot.

I was trying to think of a related player/ story and remember hearing about Manchester United in the early days and Fergusons gripes with Lee Sharpe and Ryan Giggs. They both used to go on the piss and Ferguson felt they were throwing away there careers. At the time Lee Sharpe was considered a better prospect though a player with more significant issues off the field - Ferguson ended up getting shot of Lee Sharpe but kept the erring Giggs - a player who went on to do very well. It's an obscure example I know but I just think our team could have really used a leader like Sakho at the back. klopp is the manager so what he says goes - with the Sakho issue though I think he made the wrong decision.

{Ed001's Note - he kept hold of Giggs because Giggs did as he was told and got rid of Sharpe because he was an arse who continued being an arse. Sakho does not listen and has been given multiple chances. I really wish people would shut up about him now.}

19 Mar 2017 09:10:11
Irrespective of the details Ferguson would make decisions about players based on their personality as well as the needs of the team - he kept Roy Keane and Eric Cantona despite there numerous infractions because it was good for the team at the time. My opinion, and you are well within your rights to disagree, is that the team would have benefitted from having Sakho in the team this season - the defence has been poor, has lacked leadership and has leaked a lot of goals - Sakho could have have a big impact on this. Klopp, from a disciplinary standpoint, may have made the right decision - but for what's best for the club on the pitch? I'm not so sure.

{Ed001's Note - you also have no idea what Sakho was doing, so why are you continuing this boring argument? By the way, one thing that Keane and Cantona never did was lack effort in training. They may have been problem kids, and complete a-holes in Keane's case, but they put in 100% in everything they did. Sakho burnt the bridges, it is irrelevant how well he plays elsewhere, he had to go for the sake of the team as a whole.

I really hope he has learnt a lesson and will grow up and behave for Palace or wherever he ends up. However, he deserves no more chances at Liverpool, he has had plenty.}

19 Mar 2017 09:30:21
Yup, Sakho out on loan is better than Sakho at LFC playing for the U23's. Getting a healthy sum of money for him is in Liverpool's best interest at this point. If Sakho had swallowed his pride and gone on loan in the summer when he was told he no longer had a future at the club then maybe Liverpool would have been able to move him on permanently in the January window.

He will definitely be gone in the summer irrespective of whether he plays out of his skin at Palace. He will be very well aware that he has many teams watching him. He has to prove to interested clubs that he is worth the wages he is earning at LFC.



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