Liverpool fans react on Twitter to Sakho injury blow; contrasting feelings about Lovren replacing him

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The Liverpool defender is out of action for the next eight weeks.

Liverpool’s injury problems went from bad to worse this week when it was confirmed by Sky Sports that French international Mamadou Sakho will be out of action for the next eight weeks.

The centre-back fell awkwardly in the weekend defeat to Crystal Palace, and Reds fans’ fears were confirmed when Sakho was subsequently ruled out for around two months.

Given the fact that Joe Gomez and Danny Ings have already suffered season-ending injuries, the Sakho news is not as bad as it could have been, but it is still not great for a side with plenty of work to do despite the recent arrival of Jurgen Klopp.

Sakho has played 11 matches for Liverpool so far this season and he was in great form prior to his latest setback.

The 25-year-old’s spell on the side-lines means Dejan Lovren looks set to be recalled with alternative options Tiago Ilori and Andre Wisdom both currently on loan at Aston Villa and Norwich City respectively.

Following the news we took to Twitter to see what Liverpool fans thought of Sakho’s upcoming absence and you can read a selection of what we found below:

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