Mamadou Sakho has reportedly been sent home from Liverpool’s tour of America as manager Jurgen Klopp has concerns over his attitude.
According to Allan Valente of Sky Sports, Sakho was not expected to take part in any of the Reds’ matches in the United States due to a persisting Achilles problem. However, the club included the Frenchman along with other injured players to travel with the squad.
It is understood that Sakho’s attitude has come under tremendous scrutiny from manager Jurgen Klopp, who has opted to send the 24-year-old back to England. The player had previously angered Klopp by turning up late for the club’s flight to the United States.
I love Sakho pic.twitter.com/4tqGO1vR2G
— Indigo (@IndigoLFC) July 23, 2016
Here’s how social media viewed the story:
That we continually like to believe (popular) football players are without their flaws, foibles and weaknesses is our failure as fans. #lfc
— Dave Phillips (@lovefutebol) July 26, 2016
Sakho is injured, but we knew this before they flew out. Something must have happened.
— Charlie Ward (@CharlieWard9) July 26, 2016
Could just be motivational. Sakho is the only starting player with an injury. He goes home, buckles down and gets a smile & a slap on cheek
— The Fucking Vikings (@Antonstotle) July 26, 2016
Tbf, Klopps a 100% professional, and he won’t have people not giving 100%. Probably just a little lesson for Sakho.
— Jomar (@JomarLFC) July 26, 2016
— Jurgen (@Kloppsthoughts) July 26, 2016
@LivEchoLFC Maybe cos of d interview troll on klopp, KLOPP made it clear b4 leaving for tour that it is basically training and not 4 holiday
— olatunji (@sansan1759) July 26, 2016
Going to enjoy seeing how Sakho being sent home becomes James Pearce’s fault.
— J (@JW31_) July 26, 2016
Sakho storms off before a derby? Brendan’s fault. Sakho sent home by Klopp. Good show of strength, Jurgen.
— Andrew Beasley (@BassTunedToRed) July 26, 2016
Sakho’s done a few things that could be seen as unprofessional. Stormed off before the derby, took substance without telling club. Now this.
— PaulMcC (@PaulMcC185) July 26, 2016
Fans also spoke out about the chances of Sakho becoming the club’s next captain in light of recent events:
EVERYONE: haha Sakho is so funny he should be our next captain
KLOPP: *draws out a scythe* i don’t think so
— Paul (@Kolology) July 26, 2016
Liverpool squad has no place for egos as Mama sakho has been sent home for attitude reasons.. Captaincy bid out the window 🤔
— Al_LFC (@Klopp1892) July 26, 2016
At least the Sakho should be our captain shouts will stop now. There’s only one natural leader in the squad #JH14
— Josh Woogs (@JoshWoogs) July 26, 2016
After 6 months of banging on about wanting Sakho as captain, Twitter has now decided he’s totally unprofessional and has no future at LFC.
— Carl (@CarlMason79) July 26, 2016
Many others believe Sakho’s latest transgression could result in him moving away from the club this summer:
Look at the bright side #LFC fans.. with the Sakho situation, it’ll prob mean another transfer. We all know ppl have been bitching 4 more
— Nick (@lfcbills) July 26, 2016
How much would Sakho cost in a potential transfer at this point? 6m?
— Leo (@norScouse) July 26, 2016
Good decision by Klopp sending Sakho home. Probably to busy being ‘funny’ and that. Transfer list him and get him gone. 🦀
— Joe Nelson (@Joe_Nelson_87) July 26, 2016
Sakho is get drugs again. No question. Sack him LFC.
— Jan Vrábel (@vrabejka) July 26, 2016
Sakho clearly painted some peoples houses without their permission, he has to go.
— Santino (@WillSutton78) July 26, 2016