Mamadou Sakho has made one key move towards reviving his Liverpool career after featuring for the under-23s, reports BBC Sport.
The centre-back hadn’t touched a football since April, when he was given a drugs ban by UEFA, which was later quashed.
A string of disciplinary problems in pre-season saw Jurgen Klopp force him into exile, hence the signings of Ragnar Klavan and Joel Matip in his position.
Sakho played in the under-23s defeat to Wolfsburg in the Premier League International Cup, but even that’s surprising given his latest conduct on social media.
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The Frenchman recently hit out at the club for not even letting him play with the reserves, so they have clearly given into his wishes.
However, it’s still not entirely remedied the situation. Towards the end of last season, Sakho was at the top of his game, but Liverpool have hardly helped him through what has been a difficult summer.
It would be no surprise at all if he left in January, though at least he now has some chance of regaining his fitness ahead of the transfer window.