Mamadou Sakho
Sakho made just 16 Premier League starts last season for Liverpool. Getty Images

Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho will remain at the club beyond the end of the season despite a harrowing campaign for the France international.

The 25-year-old featured just 16 times from the start for the Reds in the Premier League last season amid a term plagued by injury and loss of form.

Sakho's days at Liverpool appeared numbered earlier in the season after he reacted to being left out of the squad to face Everton in September by leaving Anfield hours before the game.

The centre-back later apologised but a series of spells out of the team have done little to reinforce his position at Liverpool, which looked increasingly vulnerable after the club failed to qualify for the Champions League.

But Sakho says he will remain at Liverpool to fight for his place and hopes to "achieve great things" with the Merseyside outfit.

"Not at all, I feel good at Liverpool, I play," he said. "Yes, I had many physical problems this season, but I'm fit, I have my spot, and I produced good performances despite everything.

"I like Liverpool, next season I'll still be a Red, because I still have to prove many things over there. I like the club, it's a young and skilled team. I hope to achieve great things with this club."

Liverpool have already confirmed the departure of three players following the end of the season, with Steven Gerrard joining Los Angeles Galaxy, while Glen Johnson and Brad Jones have been released after the duo's contracts were not renewed.

James Milner and Danny Ings have both joined from Manchester City and Burnley after both players came to the end of their deals, but a deal for the latter will only be complete once a tribunal rules on the transfer fee which Liverpool will have to pay.