Mamadou Sakho

Liverpool star shows his softer side on tour.

Uncompromising centre-back Mamadou Sakho has showed his softer side, posing with a koala bear.

Sakho is currently on tour with the rest of the Liverpool squad, and was pictured in Brisbane, Australia.

Liverpool are onto the second leg of their tour of Asia, having beaten a Thailand XI 4-0 in their opener.

The Reds play their next fixture on Friday, facing Brisbane Road FC in a match which kicks off at 9.45am UK time.

Sakho was joined in holding a koala bear by teenager winger Sheyi Ojo, below.

25-year-old Sakho is into his third season at Liverpool, and is aiming to firmly establish himself as a first choice for manager Brendan Rodgers.

The former PSG defender made only 16 Premier League appearances last season due to injuries, and his success in 2014/15 will begin by staying healthy.

Ojo impressed on loan at Wigan Athletic last season and is hoping to use the pre-season tour to show why he is capable of playing a role this year for the first team.

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