Liverpool want to axe star player after bust-up with Jurgen Klopp, Besiktas want to offer exit

Liverpool want to send out-of-favour defender Mamadou Sakho out on loan to get the defender ‘back on track’ according to Times reporter Tony Barrett.

The Premier League giants want to Sakho to leave on a temporary move to regain fitness but it could also be something to with his recent bust-up with Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp.

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Besiktas could come to the rescue as the Turkish champions are looking to bolster their defence and a source close to the club revealed to Turkish-football.com that a loan deal would be an ideal option.

The win-win scenario would see Sakho join the Black Eagles where he will be near guaranteed first-team football at a side fighting for the league title and playing Champions League group stage football.

The Istanbul giants are in the market for a defender and keen on loan deals due to their current FFP restrictions.

Klopp sent Sakho home from the pre-season tour after falling out with the powerful defender following his injury.

Sakho reportedly turned up late for training, was late for a team flight from Liverpool to California last month and also turned up for a team meal late after missing his treatment session at the squad camp in Palo Alto.

“I have to build a group here, we have to start new here,” Klopp was quoted by the Liverpool Echo as saying.

“So I thought maybe it made sense for him to fly home to Liverpool and after eight or 10 days when we come back we can talk about it. It’s not that serious.

“He nearly missed the departure of the plane, he missed a session and was late for a meal.

“We have some rules and we have to respect them. If somebody doesn’t respect it or somebody gives me the feeling he is not respecting it then I have to react that’s all.

“It is private how he reacted. But we had no argument, it wasn’t ‘aghh, you, no…’.

“I spoke. You cannot argue when only one person is speaking. That’s all.

“I think missed a session is missed a session. Even injured players have sessions.”

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