Liverpool Star Confirms He’s Facing Up To 6 Weeks Out Through Injury
Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho has told Liverpoolfc.com that he expects to be out for between 4 and 6 weeks with a knee injury. See what he said here
Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho has told Liverpoolfc.com that he expects to be out for between 4 and 6 weeks with a knee injury.
The France international was forced off just before half-time during Liverpool’s 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace earlier this month after falling awkwardly following an aerial challenge.
The initial fear was that Sakho had seriously damaged his knee ligaments, which would have ruled him out of action for several months, but the defender has now offered an update on his situation and revealed that the injury isn’t as bad as first feared.
However, the 25-year-old is still going to be out for at least another 4 weeks and could be sidelined for up to 6 weeks depending on how his recovery goes.
He told the clubs website:
“I’m very happy because I think it’s good news. Everyone thought I had a big injury for a long time.
“But, thank God, I think it will be between four and six weeks. We will see the evolution. Now I feel much better, I work and I hope I will come back as soon as possible.
“For me, it’s not difficult. I take my injury like that because I can change nothing. I know which way I have to go, which road I have to take.
“I have the objective to come back as soon as possible, as strong as possible. When I come back I will try to give my best like before.”
The news is bitter-sweet as obviously it’s a major boost that Sakho hasn’t damaged ligaments and facing months on the sidelines, but losing him for 4-6 weeks is still a huge blow for Liverpool.
It means Sakho is facing a race against time to be fit for the hectic festive period and Jurgen Klopp will be desperate to get his No.17 back on the pitch as soon as possible, as he was in fine form before picking up his latest injury.
In Sakho’s absence, Dejan Lovren is expected to deputise alongside Martin Skrtel at the heart of Liverpool’s defence.