Brendan Rodgers has insisted there are no divisions within the Liverpool camp, after Mamadou Sakho walked out of Anfield prior to the Merseyside derby on Saturday having been left out of the match-day squad, reports the Daily Star.
The £18million defender was quick to apologise to the supporters for his actions on Twitter, however Brendan Rodgers has taken disciplinary action against the France international, and he has not travelled for tonight’s Champions League clash with FC Basel.
Rodgers has been quick to quash any rumours of discontent within the club after Sakho’s walkout, and revealed he has had strong words with the 24-year-old following the incident.
‘It’s not something that we expect from our players,’ said Rodgers. ‘We have spoken, he knows the situation and he has apologised. We move on. He has been injured in a training session. He has felt something in his thigh, he has had a scan and it will be two to three weeks.
‘This is a group that has based its success on being a team and its behaviour within the group. Whatever we have achieved has been down to the team. We are working hard to consistently win games.
‘It will take a wee bit of time but it (the reaction of one player) is never something that affects that team. We are working consistently hard to win games. We have not made as good a start as we would have wanted but there is a number of reasons why.
‘We are integrating new players to a new culture and we have had injuries to key players. We have a big vision and an idea where we are going. It has been a difficult start but our performance against Everton at the weekend saw the intensity start to return.’