Mamadou Sakho remains a Liverpool player as the transfer window closes

Mamadou Sakho remains a Liverpool player as the transfer window closes

The defender has resisted Jürgen Klopp's urge for him to go on loan.

Oliver Emmerson

Mamadou Sakho has remained a Liverpool player upon the closure of the transfer window, having chosen not to leave on loan despite the advice of manager Jürgen Klopp.

Sakho will now stay on Merseyside until January at least, although it remains to be seen how much - if any - game time he'll get under the German boss. 

Sakho slips down the pecking order in turbulent few months

It's been a rocky few months for Sakho, who was suspended for the end of last season, missing the Europa League final and Euro 2016 in his home country, for a failed drugs test, only for it to be confirmed that he'd nothing wrong following a UEFA investigation, Sahko cleared and allowed to return to action.

However, he was sent home from Liverpool's pre-season tour of the USA for what was descriped as being undisciplined, and relations between Sakho and his manager seemed to get even worse following that point.

No loan despite Klopp wishes

Sakho missed the start of Liverpool's Premier League season through injury, before reports broke that the Reds were actively seeking to send him on loan, with the official story stating that it was so the Frenchman could build up match fitness.

It was said that Klopp still thought Sakho had a future at Anfield despite the controversy, but wished for him to go out on loan to get his head and fitness back to a comfortable place. 

However, Sakho, determined to stay and fight for his place, rejected the notion of going on loan, turning down loan offers from the likes of Stoke City, Sunderland, West Bromwich Albion and Roma

The deadline has now passed and Sakho hasn't gone on loan, and although Klopp reportedly said that he wouldn't play if he stayed, he'll be now eager to prove his worth at the club, rather than elsewhere.