Liverpool’s Mamadou Sakho admits struggles with language barrier

Mamadou Sakho

Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho opens up about his struggles with the English language.

Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho has admitted that he is still struggling with communication problems.

The France international centre-back joined the Premier League outfit from French giants Paris Saint-Germain in the summer of 2013 for a reported fee of £15 million.

The 24-year-old has yet to establish himself as a regular first-choice defender for manager Brendan Rodgers and has also struggled with injuries.

Sakho has now revealed that language barrier still remains a problem for him, but insists that he is gradually coming to terms with it.

‘I am still in my learning phase’, the Frenchman told the Champions Magazine. ‘Little by little, I’ll start to open up even more because when you don’t speak a language well enough, it’s difficult to communicate.

‘But it will come, little by little. I’ve improved my English. I understand a lot better, especially the local Scouse accent. I’m still working’.

Sakho is currently sidelined with a thigh injury and is likely to be out for the next two weeks.

The Frenchman arrived in English football last summer with a strong reputation, but he has yet to justify the money that Liverpool paid for him.

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