Mamadou Sakho offers to sign erroneous Liverpool shirts after taking No.3

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It's been a frustrating couple of months for Mamadou Sakho.

The French centre-back was handed a 30-day ban on April 28 after failing a drugs test the month previous, with a more severe punishment expected upon the conclusion of UEFA's investigation.

As a result of his misdemeanour, Sakho was forced to sit out the rest of Liverpool's season and ultimately missed the cut in France's Euro 2016 squad.


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However, in an unprecedented U-turn, UEFA opted to drop the case after a sufficient argument was made to suggest the fat-burning substance in question shouldn't be outlawed.

The nightmare is now well and truly over for Sakho, and it would seem he's been somewhat rewarded for his patience.

Earlier today, Liverpool announced on their official website that the centre-back has been handed the No.3 shirt.

Sakho took on the No.17 jersey upon his arrival at Anfield but following the departure of Jose Enrique, it seems only fitting that he's given an upgrade.

The ex-Liverpool left-back has since commented on his former teammate inheriting his old shirt number.

The caption read: "Couldn't be happier with anyone having my number 3 than @mamadousakho3 one of the best people I've ever met and I know he will wear this shirt well ;) all the best my friend you deserve it."

Sakho also took to Instagram following the announcement.

But there's a problem. As a result of the alteration, those who have bought Liverpool's new strip with Sakho brandished on the back now have the wrong number.

It would seem the issue has been brought to the Frenchman's attention, though, because he's hatched a plan to appease disgruntled fans.

Sakho has incredibly pledged to sign any erroneous shirt before the new season begins, providing it's sent into the club. Further details can be found here.

Now that's what you call a kind gesture.

Sakho isn't quite out of the woods yet after suffering another setback on his recurring Achilles injury.

Manager Jurgen Klopp recently revealed, per Sky Sports, that he could miss Liverpool's first game of the season against Arsenal on August 14 as a result.

He said: "Mama had a little issue with his Achilles when he was playing, one day on, one off, this kind of thing.

"When he had his little 'break' he used the time to have a little bit of treatment and that now means another three or four weeks before he can train again.

"There was no surgery, he is just not about to train at the moment. He has got some rehab of course and it's not too good a situation for him, for us, everybody.

"It's not important what I could say because everyone thinks the same. He's here, he's not available at the moment, but he is doing rehab."

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