Sakho ready to accept ban


MAMADOU SAKHO has decided not to challenge the results of his failed drugs test and is not expected to play for Liverpool again this season.

The 26-year-old defender tested positive for what is thought to be a type of fat burner after the Europa League win against Manchester United last month.

He had until Tuesday to request a test of his B sample, but opted not to, meaning he will remain unavailable while a UEFA investigation was completed.


Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said: “At this moment, there is really nothing else to say. What they are all doing is collecting information to clear the situation and we have to wait.”

Sakho’s Liverpool team-mate Kolo Toure was banned for six months in 2011 while at Manchester City after testing positive for a weight-loss drug contained within “water tablets” recommended to him by his wife.

A similar ban for Sakho would rule him out of Euro 2016 in France.


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