Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho is reportedly set to be offered the chance to leave Anfield in January, with West Bromwich Albion interested in signing him.
The French international has yet to feature for Jurgen Klopp so far this season as a series of disciplinary problems have blighted his spell on Merseyside.
According to The Liverpool Echo, he is expected to be allowed to leave the club in January and West Brom have stepped forward in offering him a loan spell at the Hawthorns to get regular first-team football under his belt in the second half of the season.
Sakho has been working with the Under-23s side so far this year but there has been no indication that Klopp will change his stance on him, with the likes of Dejan Lovren, Joel Matip and Ragnar Klavan all ahead of him in the pecking order.
It’s added in the report that Sakho turned down the chance to move elsewhere in the summer as he wanted to prove himself at Liverpool, but given that his situation hasn’t changed, he’s likely to consider his options moving forward in order to avoid sitting on the sidelines for the remainder of the campaign.
Mario Balotelli’s move away from Anfield has given the Italian forward a new lease of life as he has enjoyed a successful start at Nice, and perhaps Sakho could take a leaf out of his book and follow his lead in trying his luck elsewhere and getting his career back on track.