Confirmed: Liverpool defender on the verge of joining Premier League rivals

Nagendra / 31 August 2016

Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho is set to join Premier League rivals Sunderland on a season-long loan deal, according to reports in England.

Sources close to Empire of the Kop has confirmed that the player will leave the club to Sunderland to revive his career which has stalled after his fitness and disciplinary problems at Anfield.

Manager Jurgen Klopp has made it clear that he needs to move away before the deadline day as he career will be frozen if he stays at Anfield.

The 26-year old was sent home from their preseason tour in the United States by manager Jurgen Klopp. The incident happened as Klopp admitted that the player is lacking discipline as he often breaks club’s rules. There has been reports that Sakho had fallen out with Klopp which led to a host of clubs expressing their interest in signing the young defender.

Sakho has earlier rejected loan offers from Stoke City and West Brom but with Sunderland’s Lamine Kone expected to leave for Everton, Sakho would be a perfect addition to David Moyes as he is looking to build his squad and looking for a vast range of new additions.

Sakho has featured for the Reds in 33 games but a loan move to Sunderland would help him prove his mettle again and ensure he can come back stronger next season to claim a spot in the starting line-up at Liverpool.