Mamadou Sakho to be subject of UEFA investigation for doping

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Mamadou Sakho won't be able to play for Liverpool whilst UEFA investigate a possible violation of anti-doping rules, according to reports.

The Independent are claiming that the French defender has tested positive for a banned substance and so won’t be part of the match-day squad for the Newcastle clash this weekend.

Early indications from French newspaper RMC speculate that Sakho consumed a ‘fat-burning’ substance for personal and therapeutic use and that it had been agreed by both club and player.

It's no doubt a huge blow for Liverpool, with the 26-year-old having become a vital component in Jurgen Klopp's side this year.

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The club themselves have now released a statement, clarifying that whilst Sakho hasn't been officially suspended from duty, he won't be included in any squad while the process is being followed.

You can see the full statement from Liverpool by following the tweet below, wherein the club deliver a possible explanation for the rumours currently doing the rounds on the web:

Football fans, how important is Sakho for the Reds? Will this 'ban' from playing have an adverse effect on their game this afternoon? Let us know in the comments box provided.

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