The Liverpool defender is 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:
Terrible news for us & sakho as he's ruled out for 8 weeks wrap skrtel in cotton wool, bet e can't get wisdom or loris back till summer— Mike Hassey (@MikeHassey_LFC) November 10, 2015
Sakho out for 2 months is terrible but given the earlier reports today, I'll take it.— Hazem (@ZumaLFC) November 9, 2015
Sakho injury for me is the difference between top 4 and missing out. Big games with Lovren playing, plenty of mistakes no doubt. Bad news.— Barry LFC O Sullivan (@NotoriousLFC) November 10, 2015
Awful news that for Sakho and #LFC. Crazy idea but we could always get behind Lovren!— Marc (@sparkfordwoody) November 9, 2015
Genuinely gutted for Sakho. In the best form of his Liverpool career, awful time for an injury— Alan (@AlanMcGrath4) November 9, 2015
With Sakho out for at least 6 weeks surely its time to cancel Ilori's loan to Villa with immediate effect. He has yet to play for them #YNWA— Ryan Walters (@wallbrican) November 10, 2015
We have no option to recall Ilori? Any centerbacks in the u21's who can step up? Maybe we'll see Can deployed there until Sakho is back. -->— Mattias (@MA_LFC) November 10, 2015