Mamadou Sakho will miss the majority of the preseason and could perhaps be doubt for the opening weekend as the Liverpool center back has picked up a heel injury.
UEFA's Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) have dismissed any wrong doing in the case of Mamadou Sakho after his alleged use of a banned substance.
The UEFA have ended the anti-doping ban levied on Mamadou Sakho back in March, and the French international defender is eligible to play again for club and country.
Liverpool released a statement on their official website that Mamadou Sakho will not be available for selection as he is currently under investigation by UEFA for an anti-doping violation.
Jurgen Klopp was unable to make a definitive statement on the availability of Mamadou Sakho when Liverpool host Manchester City tomorrow evening.
Liverpool are in talks with Aston Villa over the possibility of ending Tiago Ilori’s season long loan deal. Jurgen Klopp is hoping to find a solution to their current crisis. Mamadou Sakho, Martin Skrtel and Dejan Lovren (both hamstring) are all sidelined while there are doubts over the fitness of Kolo Toure.
Mamadou Sakho could be back before Christmas after Jurgen Klopp revealed the French defender re-joined the group in full training this week.
The French Football Federation have confirmed that Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho has been withdrawn from the upcoming internationals after suffering a knee injury during Sundays’ defeat at home to Crystal Palace.
Mamadou Sakho will need two to three weeks to recover from the hamstring injury he picked up in the FA Cup replay against Blackburn Rovers back on April 8th.
Mamadou Sakho has returned to training for Liverpool ahead of the club's Week 27 match with Manchester City at Anfield.
Liverpool made it five consecutive away clean-sheets in the league for the first time since 1985 on Sunday and the Reds were able to stifle the Southampton attack without Mamadou Sakho who was ruled out after picking up a hip problem in the Europa League on Thursday.
Liverpool were full of promise and hope having acquitted themselves well against champions elect Chelsea at Anfield a week ago, their high pressing game and searing pace on the break caused numerous problems on the night earning Thibaut Courtois the man-of-the-match award.
Mamadou Sakho is making good progress on his return from a hamstring injury, and could even be available to face Stoke City this weekend.
Mamadou Sakho pulled up short with a clear hamstring injury trying to defend Chelsea at the weekend. There's no confirmation yet on the extent of his injury, but surely he'll miss a few weeks.