Sakho apologises for early Anfield exit

Mamadou Sakho has apologised to Liverpool supporters he may have offended, having left Anfield prior to yesterday’s Merseyside derby, reports BBC Sport.

The 24-year-old France international was pictured leaving Anfield before kick off with an unhappy look on his face, having been informed he was not a part of Brendan Rodgers match day squad.

Sakho has made five appearances this season, including four starts. However, Brendan Rodgers opted for the centre back pairing of Martin Skrtel and Dejan Lovren for yesterday’s match, with Kolo Toure the defender picked for the bench.

And Sakho has since apologised on Twitter for his reaction. He posted last night: “I’m aware it was a bad choice from my part.  “I really want to apologise to the club, the supporters and every person who felt offended when I left the stadium this afternoon.”

It remains to be seen as to whether Brendan Rodgers will take any action against the defender, who joined Liverpool in an £18million deal from Paris St Germain in the summer of 2013.