Lawrenson criticises Liverpool star Mamadou Sakho, says brains not wired to his legs

Mamadou Sakho

Liverpool's Mamadou Sakho is a player who Mark Lawrenson believes gives opposition sides hope.

Mamadou Sakho scored Liverpool's second goal against Everton in last night's Merseyside Derby, but former Reds defender Mark Lawrenson still believes he is a weak link for the team at the back.

The Frenchman is into his third season at Liverpool after joining from Paris Saint-Germain, and is expected to feature for his country at Euro 2016.

Lawrenson told BBC Radio 5 Live during last night's broadcast of the game at Anfield that he regarded Sakho as a player who opposition players believe they can take advantage of.

He said: "His brain is not wired up to his legs at times. He's always making a recovery tackle. He's improved, but ask strikers, they'd always fancy playing against him, he might make a mistake."

Despite Lawrenson's comments, Sakho has struck up a decent partnership in recent weeks with Dejan Lovren, with the pair nailing down roles in Jurgen Klopp's preferred defence.

The big challenge will come next season, with Liverpool expected to strengthen in the summer. Joel Matip is already joining from Schalke, and it would not be a surprise to see the Reds add another centre-back either.


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