Sakho close to Liverpool comeback

Liverpool will soon have Mamadou Sakho back available after the defender confirmed his return to training is imminent, ESPN has reported.

A hip problem ruled Sakho out of the Reds’ last game, the 2-0 win over Southampton, and he will also be missing for the trip to Turkey to play Besiktas in the Europa League. The France international, replaced by Dejan Lovren against the Saints, last appeared in the first leg win over Besiktas on February 19.

Sakho revealed on Twitter that he will be in training on Saturday and it’s even suggested he could be in contention to play Premier League champions Manchester City on Sunday. He has made 22 appearances for Brendan Rodgers so far this season, without scoring, having moved to Anfield from Paris Saint-Germain – where he was the team captain – in the summer of 2013.

The 25-year-old has to date made 41 appearances for the Merseyside club, scoring once, and earlier in the season raised the ire of the manager when he left the ground early after finding out he wasn’t included in the team to play Everton. Sakho returned to the side in mid-December after a thigh injury and has featured regularly since.

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