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.