However, the 25-year-old was hurt during the training session, with a scan later confirming that he had suffered a fracture in his right foot.
“Very disappointed and frustrated with the injury setback but will work hard to be back as quickly as possible”, he wrote on Twitter.
“It is good Liverpool sold him because it seemed like every time we played them when we were in the Premier League, he seemed to score three or four goals”, the Norway global told the British media.
According to the Liverpool Echo, the new injury is completely unrelated to the heel problem (in his left foot) which has kept the team’s leader out for the last few weeks, in which time he has travelled to America to have the problem fixed.
Rodgers’ side welcome Norwich City to Anfield on Sunday needing a win to lift the gloom which has gathered around the club following successive league defeats to West Ham and Manchester United.
“Brendan Rodgers has proved himself a manager, there’s no question about that”, Neil said.
But now with Liverpool’s medical staff suggesting that he might be fit and ready for their game against Norwich, Liverpool fans must be feeling excited, as their leader in the midfield could be back.
“We’ve got players hopefully coming back that will add to the squad and see us go on a run of games”.
Jordan Henderson will return to training on Friday but a decision on his fitness will not be made until the weekend.
Brendan Rodgers will be hopeful that his casualty list is about to shrink significantly, with Jordan Henderson, Daniel Sturridge and Joe Allen all close to returns from injury.
The news will be welcomed by Rodgers, who indicated Sakho was in contention to start in Sunday’s Barclays Premier League clash with Norwich. His remarkbale overhead kick at Old Trafford was Liverpool’s only bright moment of the game and the Big Belgian seems like solving their attacking woes from last season. Kolo Toure, injured in France, is likely to miss out.
The 18-year-old, who scored within 10 minutes of making his bow for the club in the League Cup last season, put in a composed performance in his first European outing which saw the Reds draw 1-1 in Bordeaux.
Norwich manager Alex Neil says the Canaries will take confidence from Liverpool’s unconvincing home form.