Sakho escapes Liverpool fine but remains exiled

Date published: Tuesday 27th September 2016 9:24

Mamadou Sakho will not be fined for his social media outburst but the defender’s Liverpool future continues to appear bleak.

Out-of-favour Sakho has failed to appear for Liverpool since April and was sent home early from the club’s pre-season tour of the USA for what Jurgen Klopp described as a lack of “respect”, having grown tired of the player’s behaviour and lack of punctuality.

At around 3am on Saturday morning, Sakho posted a series of messages on Snapchat which read: “I accept my situation but I can’t accept the lie. The fans deserve to know the truth. Now it’s three weeks since I am fit to play games. I finish all my rehabilitation work. They don’t want me to play also with second team lol! Why, I don’t know.”

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When asked about Sakho’s actions before Liverpool thrashed Hull 5-1 at Anfield on Saturday, Klopp replied: “It is not positive, I would say. I will address the situation when I think it is the right moment. I haven’t decided when the right moment is yet but it is not Christmas.”

The France international was back in training on Sunday and will not be fined for the messages, according to the Daily Mirror.

However, Klopp is understood to be adamant that Sakho will only play in the event of a serious injury crisis.

Dejan Lovren, Joel Matip, Ragnar Klavan, Joe Gomez, Lucas and quite possibly Kevin Stewart are all ahead of the 26-year-old in the pecking order.

Despite being told he would not feature in Klopp’s first-team plans this term, Sakho turned down summer moves to Besiktas, West Brom and Stoke.

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