By Will Butcher
Mamadou Sakho has revealed that he would welcome a second chance by Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool after being frozen out by the German manager.
Sakho, who has 28 caps to his name for France, failed to feature for the Reds this season after a bust-up during Liverpool’s pre-season tour in American with Klopp.
It saw the ostracised 27-year-old join London side Crystal Palace in January on loan until the end of the season, but he has not given up hope of rejoining the Merseyside giants.
Speaking to French outlet Telefoot, as quoted by the Liverpool Echo, Sakho claimed that he would be happy to wear the Liverpool shirt again if given the opportunity.
“I still have a contract for three more years. If I were to wear the Liverpool jersey again, I would be happy to do so,” Sakho told Telefoot.
“I was late for training, something that happens everywhere. I paid a fine and I do not know what else I can do.
“It is up to the boss. He makes the decisions and I can only accept that. And we will see what happens if my future is elsewhere.”
Since his move to Sam Allardyce’s Eagles, Sakho has starred at the back and put in an impressive performance during Palace’s surprise 2-1 win away at Chelsea.
Liverpool have suffered their own defensive problems, with the likes of Dejan Lovren, Joel Matip and Ragnar Klavan failing to keep a clean sheet at the back in their last seven games.
With a contract until the summer of 2020 at Anfield, the former Paris Saint-Germain stopper could yet have a future with the Merseyside giants ahead of the 2017-18 season.
However, a report from the Liverpool Echo claims Sakho could be one of six players to be axed by the Reds in the summer.
In other Liverpool news, Steve McManaman has claimed the Reds must sign these players in the summer.