Liverpool must be fearful of these 2 things happening during the January transfer window

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Mamadou Sakho’s high asking price

It is clear that Liverpool and manager Jurgen Klopp don’t want the Frenchman after he was sent home from their pre-season tour during the summer and made to train with the Under-23 side, but their £20m valuation of the centre-back could come back to bite them with the punters standing at the bar keen to get rid.

With the club wanting him out and the France international wanting to play regular first team football, to ask for £2m more than they paid for him will unlikely persuade the likes of Southampton – who have been linked with the 26-year-old this month – to part with their cash, and even the landlord is thinking that the asking price has to drop!

Failure to get rid of Sakho during this window could stop Klopp bringing in a replacement, and with fitness concerns over Joel Matip in recent weeks, it is a position that the German boss looks to need more competition and depth in.

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