Sakho de­ter­mined to prove Liver­pool worth

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PARIS: France in­ter­na­tional de­fender Ma­madou Sakho vowed yes­ter­day to carve out a fu­ture de­spite Liver­pool coach Jur­gen Klopp not us­ing him this sea­son. “I’m still de­ter­mined, I’m work­ing hard,” the for­mer Paris Saint Ger­man star told French broad­caster TF1’s Tele­foot. The 26-year-old has yet to fea­ture for the Premier League ti­tle con­tenders this sea­son and was speak­ing af­ter play­ing in a re­serve match. Sakho was sus­pended last April af­ter a pos­i­tive dop­ing test be­fore be­ing cleared of wrong­do­ing in July, too late to have a chance of ap­pear­ing at Euro-2016. An Achilles ten­don strain then pre­vented him from re­gain­ing match fit­ness in the sum­mer and he swiftly fell down the peck­ing or­der. Me­dia re­ports sug­gested a fall­out with the club hi­er­ar­chy and also that Sakho had turned down loans to Stoke City, West Bromwich Al­bion and Turkey’s Be­sik­tas. France coach Didier Deschamps told Tele­foot that the player’s “sit­u­a­tion ap­pears very com­pli­cated. “I don’t think he is very happy-a so­lu­tion could be to find an­other club in the win­ter break.”

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