Klopp sends defender back to UK
Mamadou Sakho’s Liverpool future is in doubt after he was sent home from the team’s pre-season tour in America.
Sakho had been receiving treatment on an Achilles injury, which will rule him out of the start of the Premier League season.
However, the Liverpool Echo understands that concerns had been raised about the 26-year-old’s attitude around the club’s training camp in California and that’s prompted his swift return to the UK.
Sakho was booked on the same flight as young left-back Brad Smith, who was also on his way home to complete a £6million transfer to Bournemouth today.
Liverpool confirmed that the former Paris Saint-Germain captain had flown home but declined to comment on the reasons behind the decision.
Sakho will continue to have treatment at Melwood while the Reds complete their US tour commitments with matches against Chelsea, AC Milan and Roma over the coming week.
By Ben Kelly – @benkelly_10