Given the recent sacking of manager Brendan Rodgers, figures like Sakho are going to need to lead even more during this spell, where the new manager gets his feet under the table and starts to implement his way of playing.
Mamadou Sakho said he felt like “a caged lion” while waiting for his chance to play for Liverpool this season.
Sakho’s future at the club seemed in doubt until he was recalled for the Europa League group game against Bordeaux, in which he captained the side and gave a commanding display.
Reflecting on his absence from the team under Rodgers, he told French newspaper L’Equipe: “Let’s say that during the short period when I was not playing, I was like a little caged lion who had not been fed for a while. And when you open the door, he charges”, he is quoted as saying in the Mirror. The former PSG man twice had to be pulled away from Everton players after two separate scuffles with Steven Naismith and Romelu Lukaku.
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Mamadou Sakho has revealed that Stevie G has kept in touch with the team on which he built his legacy and that the midfielder continues to send text messages of inspiration to his former teammates with one text in particular standing out for the Frenchman who was handed the captain’s armband for Liverpool’s Europa League opener last month.
The current Napoli stopper tweeted that he hoped to see “the Liverpool of old come back“.
The French worldwide also revealed that he has been in contact with Steven Gerrard.
‘It’s always nice to receive such a message from a great player’.