Sakho Still to Reach 100%

MAMADOU SAKHO has admitted that he is still to reach his best form since his arrival at Liverpool despite an impressive beginning to his career at Anfield following his summer transfer.

After signing for Liverpool from Paris Saint-Germain, Sakho has already established himself as a firm fan favourite with some eye-catching performances in Brendan Rodgers’ new-look defensive setup.

While Betfair punters are undecided about whether Liverpool can continue their sensational start to the season and mount a genuine title charge, there definitely looks to be a real belief that this season could well be the start of the good times returning to Anfield.

Mamadou Sakho

The 23-year old was Rodgers’ seventh signing of the summer and, after the opening part of the season, the defender has possibly been one of the club’s stand-out players, so far.

The Frenchman combines pace with some real ability in terms of distribution, linking up well alongside Martin Skrtel and Kolo Toure as part of Rodgers new tactic of playing three centre-backs.

However, despite his impressive start to the season, Sakho has made it clear he still has plenty of room for improvement.

“I’m not yet at 100 per cent, I’m progressing with each match that we have. I work every day at training sessions to progress and to achieve the highest level. It’s logical that I would improve,” admitted Sakho, according to the betfair website.

Sakho’s form for Liverpool has recently seen the big defender make a return to the France team, which will have given the Parisian fresh belief he could be on that plane to Brazil for next summer’s World Cup.

If Sakho can maintain his early-season form throughout the rest of the Premier League campaign and help the club finish in a top-four place, it would give the defender a great chance of making it into Didier Deschamps’ France squad next summer.

Ferguson gives everyone else the last laugh

ALEX FERGUSON would have sold plenty of copies of his second autobiography if it had been a pleasant, sugar-coated, review of his successful managerial career. To have a career that long, with that amount of success, there must be more than a book full of happy memories and heart-warming anecdotes to tell.

If he’d done that it wouldn’t have filled the back pages all week, it wouldn’t have had the same amount of publicity, so it wouldn’t have sold as many copies. It would have sold plenty – and let’s face it, he doesn’t need the book to be a success to help fund a long comfortable retirement – but it wouldn’t have sold as many.

Maybe he just wanted to get all that stuff off his chest, maybe he really did want to make as much money out of it as possible, maybe his ghost writer was the one who picked and chose which bits to put in and where to put them. Read more

The life of a Scottish footballing legend. A King's scrapbook.

THE last time Kenny Dalglish brought a book out about his life I was given it as a Christmas present and set about reading it over the holidays. I’d nearly reached the end when the news started coming through that he was coming back to Anfield, to take up the position of caretaker manager.

I couldn’t read the rest of the book after that. The ending wouldn’t be right now. This was a book about a man who was retired from the game – but Kenny wasn’t retired from the game now. I never did finish it.

A couple of years later and Kenny was definitely retired from the game when he brought another book out, “My Life (My Scrapbook)”. I’d only had time for a quick flick through it when the news started coming through that he was coming back to Anfield, to take up a position as a director.
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The life of a Scottish footballing legend. A King’s scrapbook.

THE last time Kenny Dalglish brought a book out about his life I was given it as a Christmas present and set about reading it over the holidays. I’d nearly reached the end when the news started coming through that he was coming back to Anfield, to take up the position of caretaker manager.

I couldn’t read the rest of the book after that. The ending wouldn’t be right now. This was a book about a man who was retired from the game – but Kenny wasn’t retired from the game now. I never did finish it.

A couple of years later and Kenny was definitely retired from the game when he brought another book out, “My Life (My Scrapbook)”. I’d only had time for a quick flick through it when the news started coming through that he was coming back to Anfield, to take up a position as a director.
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