Fans’ favourite Sakho, has been side-lined by Liverpool while they wait for the outcome of a doping investigation by UEFA.
It is reported that the French International failed the doping test due to the use of a fat-burning drug which he uses to maintain his weight. Sakho is regarded as an honest professional by Liverpool.
A club statement said Uefa were “investigating a possible anti-doping rule violation by Mamadou Sakho” and that the defender has acknowledged the complaint and will respond to UEFA ruling body.
“The player is currently not subject to any playing suspension,” Liverpool added.
“However, the club, in consultation with the player, has decided that while this process is followed the player will not be available for selection for matches.”