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Sakho Suspended By Liverpool After Failing Drugs Test

Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho has been suspended by the club after failing a drugs test.

The France defender is under investigation by uefa and will not be selected by Liverpool for their upcoming matches.

The test took place after Liverpool’s 1-1 draw with Manchester United on March 17th at Old Trafford, as the Reds progressed to the quarter-finals of the Europa League at their rivals expense.

Liverpool have not yet confirmed which substance the 26-year-old tested positive for but reports in France suggest it was a fat burner.

“Yesterday, Friday 22nd April 2016, a formal communication was received from Uefa stating that they are investigating a possible anti-doping rule violation by Mamadou Sakho,” read a club statement.

“The player will respond to Uefa on the matter.

“The player is currently not subject to any playing suspension. 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.

“There will be no further comment at this time.”

Sakho has made 34 appearances in all competitions for the Reds this season, memorably scoring the equaliser against Borussia Dortmund as Liverpool won 4-3 at Anfield in the second leg of their Europa League quarter-final.

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