This Stat Shows Liverpool Defender Makes Them Twice As Tight At The Back
Mamadou Sakho has been a revelation at Liverpool this season as the Reds continue to improve their defensive stability. Brendan Rodger's use of the 3 centre-back shape has worked well and is making Louis van Gaal, who's been trying the same for ages, a bit silly. But what Rodger's has in his defence that van Gaal lacks is talented players.
Sakho bumps Liverpool's win percentage up to 64% when he plays, compared to 40% when absent, and is proving a very valuable asset and influential player.