It was a horrific afternoon for the former France international and one that he will want to forget in a hurry. It was his failed headed clearance that allowed Ben Chilwell to score his first goal for the club and open the scoring.
Following that blunder, Sakho brought down Kai Havertz in the penalty area to concede a spot-kick, which Jorginho converted to make it 4-0 to the Blues, and manager Roy Hodgson could have no complaints after the final whistle.
Before his move to South London, Sakho had been at Anfield since 2013 and scored three goals from 80 appearances with the Reds (as per TransferMarkt), scoring a vital goal during one of their most famous nights in a Europa League clash against Borussia Dortmund.
Were Liverpool right to sell Mohamed Sakho?
The Frenchman fell out of favour under Jurgen Klopp back in 2016 after reporting late to a training session during their tour of the United States. He was sent back to England and completely shunned by the Reds boss.
As you can see from some of the comments below, supporters weren’t sympathetic towards Sakho as they voiced their views about his performance on social media.
Championship level defender
— Samy* (@sazzam31) October 3, 2020
“Liverpool country” reject
— Jürgen’s Kop (@whipsnade19) October 3, 2020
— RCK (@KPlfc76) October 3, 2020
He is a ticking time bomb in the defence…. Wonder how we managed to sell him with that price…. Edwards is a genius
— Baljinder Singh (@Baljind32790475) October 3, 2020
I could never understand the love for him round anfield. Always gave me kittens. Bambi on ice.
— Darragh Noble (@nobleda) October 3, 2020
Horrendous game he had
— Liam Keane (@liamothebear1) October 3, 2020
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