Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho won’t be leaving for West Bromwich Albion in January after the Baggies reportedly ended their interest in signing him.
According to ESPN FC, Tony Pulis had been considering his options to bolster his backline in the New Year, but he has now ruled out making a move.
It comes after the West Brom boss had shown a genuine interest in the French international and had even watched him in action for Liverpool Under-23s against Derby last month.
However, the 26-year-old will now have to look for an alternative solution to his problem at Anfield as he continues to be frozen out by Jurgen Klopp.
Sakho hasn’t featured for the Reds at all so far this season after a series of disciplinary issues have left him on the fringes on Merseyside.
In turn, the decision from West Brom to walk away from a possible move will be a disappointment for all concerned and it remains to be seen whether or not there are any other interested parties willing to rescue him from his Liverpool nightmare.
Following on from their capitulation against Bournemouth in a 4-3 defeat on Sunday, there is arguably a solid case for Sakho to be reintroduced into the senior squad, particularly if Joel Matip is out injured.
Liverpool have shown that they are vulnerable defensively having now conceded 18 goals in 14 games, the worst record out of the top eight clubs in the table. However, despite all that, it seems as though Klopp is not interested in re-introducing Sakho and will wait to see if any other clubs step up and make an offer in January.