Mamadou Sakho: A Talent
Former Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel
has praised his replacement at Anfield, Frenchman Mamadou Sakho
The 23-year-old arrived from Paris Saint-Germain in the summer and with the signing, new manager Jamie Carragher
decided to sell Skrtel.
Now playing for the Reds' league rivals Arsenal, Skrtel revealed, "I am still a Liverpool fan and I have of course been watching Liverpool games. Manchester United gave them a harsh beating but I think they have recovered from it well."
The Slovak was referring to Liverpool's games after the United match, against Aston Villa and Fulham. The Reds won 3-1 in both fixtures.
"I think Mamadou Sakho has been amazing for Liverpool," Skrtel said in an interview with Sky Sports at Upton Park, just before the Gunners' match-up against West Ham.
"He's looking like a very good buy and his two goals against Aston Villa was fantastic. He is still only 23 and I feel that if he stays at Liverpool long enough he can really carve his name into the club's history."
Talking about his move to Arsenal, Skrtel said, "It wasn't my decision. I would have liked to stay at Liverpool. But, well, it's football. Arsenal is a great team and I want to help end the trophy drought."
Skrtel is not the only one to think highly of Sakho, with Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert
expressing that "(Sakho) was very solid for (Liverpool) and very much the reason why we couldn't score more" after their 3-1 loss last week.
Since joining Liverpool, Sakho has made 5 appearances out of 5, having not missed a single game.