Jurgen Klopp has turned my career around, says Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho

first_img1 Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp with defender Mamadou Sakho Mamadou Sakho has admitted Jurgen Klopp’s appointment as Liverpool manager changed his career at Anfield.The France defender made just three Premier League starts under former boss Brendan Rodgers this season before his sacking in early October.Since then he has become a regular name in the first-team; making 14 league starts in an injury-hampered campaign, playing in the Capital One Cup final and every minute of the club’s four Europa League knockout ties to date.“It’s nice to be in the team. With the Liverpool coach [Klopp] it is going differently for me,” he told French radio station RMC.“The former coach [Rodgers] made his choices. I accepted them. I was always myself and smiled in training.“In football, a lot can happen off the field. The most important thing is to stay focused and serious.”While Sakho was on the fringes of the team there was plenty of speculation about him potentially leaving, but the 26-year-old insists that was never a consideration.He added: “Honestly, no. I’ve always felt good at Liverpool. When I was in France, I didn’t understand the real depth of this club’s history.“Once I set foot inside, it was fabulous. There’s a lively atmosphere. The team is young and talented.“I really like this city, these fans and this magnificent stadium. I am someone who likes stability, so it suits me perfectly.”last_img

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