After regaining a starting spot in the team, defender, Dejan Lovren has vowed he’s going to prove he’s the club’s leader.
Lovren has not had a smooth sailing with the club since joining, and was dropped in September following a couple of error-strewn matches.
Since Sakho picked up an injury, Lovren has started and he was awesome against City.
“I would say it has been ups and downs but the most important thing is the present,” he said.
“I am feeling settled and happy in the club and we are playing well.
“I have been tested so many times in my life, even at other clubs, so this is just another school for me to learn. When I am in bad situations, I have great people around supporting me.
“I came here to be a leader and I still feel I can lead a team. I am a person who likes to shout and talk during the game. It is not me if I only think about myself.
“I think when I’m quiet then I am nervous so it is better to be the opposite. When I am shouting I am concentrating more.
“Every player is important in the team – Sakho is of course – but I did not come here to be on the bench. I am playing now and really comfortable and focused to play my best game.
“The most important thing is to go step by step, not look forward eight games. There is a pressure on me but it’s like that in every job.”
Liverpool can seal qualification from Group B into the last 32 of the Europa League with a win over Bordeaux at Anfield.