The 6ft2inch French international received a taste of Liverpool Football Club’s attention to detail in a charity match in Corsica 18 months ago, organised by Gerard Houllier.
“I played alongside Sakho,” Carragher recalled to the Liverpool Echo. “How did it go? Well we won 2-1! I talked him through it and he was fine.
“But I remember on the flight home Gerard Houllier having a really good word with him, even though he wasn’t his manager, saying what he needed to do to improve.
“I thought that was typical Gerard, always attention to detail!
“It wasn’t even his player and he was trying to improve him. He later said to me, ‘He’s going to be a player, him’.”
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