Monday 24 April 2017

Watch: Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho posts intense workout video in response to 'indisciplined' barbs

Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho Picture: PA
Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho Picture: PA
Kevin Palmer

Kevin Palmer

Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho has not muttered a word since he was sent home from the club’s pre-season tour of America for disciplinary reasons, but he has broken his silence with a well-choreographed Twitter video.

Sakho was ordered back to the UK by Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp after a series of incidents that included missing a training session and interrupting his manager’s TV interview.

While Klopp insists Sakho still has a future at the club despite his indiscretions, doubts remain over whether the Frenchman will be a first team regular for the Reds in the new Premier League season.

UEFA may have cleared him after he failed a drugs test last April, but Sakho is still trying to win over his doubters at Liverpool and he may hope his latest video will convinced a few that he is working hard to get himself fit for the new campaign after all.

With the images showing clips of his gym workout, Sakho gave the impression that he was keen to get down to business ahead of the Premier League kick-off next weekend.

The fact that the video concludes with him training alongside fellow Liverpool outcast Mario Balotelli may lead some to suspect he is not entirely reintegrated with the Reds first team just yet, but we won’t have to wait long to find out whether Sakho and Klopp can work together this season.

Liverpool open their Premier League campaign with an eye-catching encounter against Arsenal at Emirates Stadium on Sunday August 14th.

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