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  1. Liverpool Reject Third Bid For Sakho

    According to James Pearce of the Liverpool Echo, Liverpool have rejected a third bid from Crystal Palace for Mamadou Sakho.

    The bid reported to be an initial £22m up front with a further £3m in addons was submitted by Crystal Palace chairman, Steve Parish earlier today.

    Liverpool are adamant that the player will not be sold for less than their valuation of £30m and have no intention of accepting anything less than the asking price.

    Interest in Sakho is high with West Brom and Leicester also interested in the French centre back but apparently Sakho has told the club that he is only interested in a move to Crystal Palace.

    If Crystal Palace are to secure the out of favour defenders signature, they are going to have to come up with an offer that includes more cash up front.

    Sakho who has been out of favour at the club since his relationship with Jurgen Klopp broke down after being sent home from the clubs pre-season tour of the US last year moved to Anfield from Paris Saint Germain for £18m in 2013.


  2. Crystal Palace Submit Bid For Sakho

    Reports are emerging from France Football that Crystal Palace have submitted a €28m (£25m) bid for Mamadou Sakho.

    There is also interest from West Brom and Leicester city but neither side have submitted a bid at this stage.

    Sakho joined Crystal Palace on loan last January and played eight games for them before suffering a ligament injury in April which kept him out for the rest of the season.

    He made a massive impact with Palace fans in the eight games he played for the club and was a contender for their player of the season award.

    The French centre back fell out of favour with Jurgen Klopp after a number of disciplinary incidents, one of which saw him sent home from the Reds pre season tour of the US in July 2016.

    Since then, Sakho has played his football with the under 23’s and does not feature in Jurgen Klopp’s plans despite being light in the centre back department.

    Liverpool hoped to get £30m for the out of favour defender but could be tempted by the bid this late in the window.

    Update: A deal has been agreed for the transfer of Mamadou Sakho to Crystal Palace for a fee of £20m. The fee could rise to £30m with add ons.


  3. Reds Want Loan Fee For Mamadou Sakho

    Reports emerging today in the The Daily Mail suggest that Liverpool have slapped a fee of £500,000 on any potential loan for out of favour Mamadou Sakho.

    Sakho has been left in the doldrums and has not made a first team appearance for the reds this season. Jurgen Klopp has made no secret of the fact that Sakho does not feature in his plans and has told the French defender that he can look for another club.

    West Ham and West Brom are two clubs who were interesting in taking Sakho on loan in the summer but, he refused any advances and decided to stay and fight for his place.

    Liverpool would also require any club taking Sakho on loan to cover his full £80,000 per week wages which will deter most potential suitors.

    Lille, AC Milan and Inter Milan are said to be among the clubs currently interested.


  4. Sakho To Be Sold In January

    According to James Pearce at The Liverpool Echo, Jurgen Klopp will sell Mamadou Sakho in the January transfer window.

    The central defender who arrived from Paris Saint Germain in 2013 for a fee of £18m has spent the entirety of this season so far playing for the U23 squad after a number of disciplinary issues since Klopp’s arrival.

    Sakho, who enjoys somewhat of a cult following from the Liverpool fans took to social media back in September of this year to express his feelings about not being included in the first team and incurred the wrath of Jurgen Klopp for the second time after being sent home from the Reds pre-season tour of America after a number of disciplinary infringements, including arriving late for the plane and interrupting the manager while he was being interviewed by LFC TV.

    Sakho was also cleared of failing a drugs test towards the end of last season which meant he missed the League Cup and Europa League finals

    The writing has been on the wall for Sakho for some time after he turned down a number of loan offers during the summer to stay and fight for his place but it is obvious now to all that this will be a futile excercise as he is not part of Klopp’s plans and has fallen behind Lucas Leiva in the pecking order for positions in the centre of defence.

    Pearce is reporting that Klopp’s comments mean he is sure to be sold in January.

    Klopp said, “Nothing has changed, he is not in these plans for the first team. The first team squad is here (at Melwood). You know all this.”

    Sakho’s contract runs until 2020 and West Brom & Stoke are said to be interested in securing the centre back’s signature after having loan requests turned down in the summer. He has made 80 appearances for the reds since he signed in 2013, scoring three goals.


  5. Classy Milner Speaks About His Role Under Klopp

    James Milner has yet again shown his class by speaking out about his role in Jurgen Klopp’s team.

    The 30 year old who has played the majority of games at left back for the reds this season spoke to the Liverpool Echo.

    “It is down to me to make sure Liverpool don’t buy a left back.”

    “Klopp doesn’t owe me anything. I am a Liverpool player, he is the manager, he picks the best team to win and it is my job to make sure that what is best for Liverpool is me.”

    “You read a lot about players not being honourable and loyal, but clubs are not loyal to players either. But we know what business it is.”

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    ”A left back for Jurgen Klopp is going to be playing a lot different to a left back for another manager.”

    “I would find it harder playing left back for another manager in another system because Jurgen likes his full backs to play, he wants his teams to be fluid.”

    “There are going to be times when I will end up in centre midfield and centre midfield will be covering me.”

    Milner has been like a breath of fresh air sonce signing for Liverpool lasy year and has established himself as one of the first names on Jurgen Klopp’s team sheet.

    He has been one of our most consistent players since signing from Manchester City on a free transfer and has been the consumate professional throughout.

    Daniel Sturridge and Mamadou Sakho could learn a thing or two from James Milner.


  6. Lille To Offer Loan Deal For Sakho In January

    French publication MaxiFoot is reporting that Lille are set to approach Liverpool with a loan offer for out of favour centre back, Mamadou Sakho in January.

    Lille are currently struggling at the bottom of Ligue One and see Sakho as the ideal solution to their woes.

    Sakho upset Jurgen Klopp with his attitude and lateness during the pre season tour to the US and later with his statements on social media.

    He is currently working on his match fitness with the under 23’s after refusing numerous offers from clubs to go on loan during the summer transfer window.

    With the likes of Dejan Lovren, Joel Matip, Ragnar Klavan and even Lucas Leiva ahead of him in the battle for the central defender positions, a january loan move is surely the sensible option for him to get game time and convince Jurgen Klopp to consider him an option.