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Mamadou Sakho

24-Year-Old Defender     Liverpool  Premier


STATUS:  Game-Time Decision   INJURY:  Back    EST. RETURN:  1/31/2015
Birthdate:  February 13, 1990    Birthplace:  Paris, France
Nationality:  France    Height:  6' 2"    Weight:  176 lbs    

January 29, 2015    Mamadou Sakho News

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Sakho (back) will have a late fitness test to determine if he can play Saturday against West Ham.

Sakho aggravated his back during Tuesday's Capital One Cup match against Chelsea and is still recovering, which throws a bit of a wrench in manager Brendan Rodgers' plan, as he has been starting three centrebacks recently. Glen Johnson, who replaced Sakho in Tuesday's game, could start against the Hammers if Sakho is unable to go.

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Mamadou Sakho: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

January 27, 2015

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Sakho picked up a knock and had to be replaced in the 57th minute of Liverpool's Capital One Cup match against Chelsea on Tuesday.

Glen Johnson came on for Sakho, and he could also replace him for Saturday's match against West Ham if the latter is unable to recover in time.

January 10, 2015

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Sakho registered his third clean sheet of the season during the 1-0 victory over Sunderland on Saturday.

Sakho has been filling in for the injured Dejan Lovren (groin), although Lovren returned to the pitch as a sub Saturday and he may be in line to regain his spot in the starting XI next Saturday against Aston Villa. If this comes to fruition, Sakho's value will take a hit as he moves back to a role off the bench.

December 20, 2014

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Sakho is expected to replace the injured Dejan Lovren (groin) in the starting XI for Sunday's match against Arsenal, the Liverpool Echo reports.

Sakho has yet to start this season, as he missed considerable time with a thigh injury, but now that he's fully fit, manager Brendan Rodgers is going to roll the dice with Sakho as part of a three-man back line. It's not a great fantasy matchup, particularly with Brad Jones starting in goal.

October 27, 2014

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Liverpool assistant manager Colin Pascoe said Monday that Sakho is expected to be out for "another couple of weeks" due to his thigh injury.

Sakho hasn't played since Sept. 23 against Middlesbrough in the Capital One Cup, but apparently re-injured his thigh during rehab work. Martin Skrtel and Dejan Lovren will continue to start in the back for the Reds.

September 30, 2014

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Sakho has picked up a thigh strain in training and will be sidelined for two to three weeks, according to manager Brendan Rodgers.

Sakho didn't make the trip to Switzerland for Liverpool's upcoming Champions League match against FC Basel, and will be out of commission for a few weeks. Prior to the injury Sakho had returned to a bench role, backing up Martin Skrtel.

September 1, 2014

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Sakho picked up the clean sheet in Liverpool's 3-0 victory over Tottenham on Sunday.

Sakho got the start replacing the injured Marten Skrtel (knock) and put in an excellent performance alongside Dejan Lovren. After shutting out a formidable opponent it wouldn't be surprising if manager Brendan Rodgers elects to keep the first successful center-back pairing of the season together. With good matchups coming up against Aston Villa and West Ham this could be Sakho's chance to solidify his place in the starting XI.

August 17, 2014

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Sakho was available off the bench Sunday, but did not play in Liverpool's 2-1 victory over Southampton.

Sakho looks to be second choice behind Martin Skrtel to start alongside new signing Dejan Lovren. It remains to be seen how manager Brendan Rodgers will rotate his squad once Champions League fixtures start piling on, but for now, Sakho will have to wait for an opportunity to get back on the pitch.