Sakho aiming to return in six weeks

French defender Mamadou Sakho is confident that he will be back in the Liverpool fold again in approximately six weeks.

However, while Sakho is optimistic about his comeback, there are concerns that the defender may have suffered a serious knee ligament injury after he fell awkwardly during Liverpool’s 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace on November 8. 

But, the 25-year-old has played down the severity of his injury and revealed that he is raring to step on the pitch once again. 

"I'm very happy because I think it's good news. Everyone thought I had a big injury for a long time," Sakho told Liverpool's official website.

"But, thank God, I think it will be between four and six weeks. We will see the evolution. Now I feel much better, I work and I hope I will come back as soon as possible."

Sakho is no stranger to injuries, having sustained them throughout the early parts of his career at Paris Saint-Germain and after joining the Reds in 2013.

As a result, the Frenchman knows what he needs to do to get back to full fitness and also vowed to try and play to the best of his ability upon making his comeback. 

 "For me, it's not difficult. I take my injury like that because I can change nothing. I know which way I have to go, which road I have to take," he added.

"I have the objective to come back as soon as possible, as strong as possible. When I come back I will try to give my best like before."

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