Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho admits Jurgen Klopp’s appointment changed the direction of his career at Anfield.
The France defender had looked as though he was surplus to requirements after he featured in just three Premier League starts under former boss Brendan Rodgers earlier in the season.
However, since Rodgers’ sacking in October, Sakho he has made 14 Premier League starts, despite an injury-hit campaign, and has also played in the Capital One Cup final and all of the club’s four Europa League knockout ties to date.
“It’s nice to be in the team. With the Liverpool coach [Klopp] it is going differently for me,” he told French radio station RMC.
“The former coach [Rodgers] made his choices. I accepted them. I was always myself and smiled in training.
“In football, a lot can happen off the field. The most important thing is to stay focused and serious.”