Mamadou Sakho's Liverpool future looks in doubt once again after being sent home by manager Jurgen Klopp.
Sakho has been struggling with an Achilles problem and despite various other injured stars staying with the team, the boss has decided Sakho will not continue his recovery with the rest of the squad.
A report in the Liverpool Echo claims concerns have been raised about Sakho's attitude and Klopp is thought to have taken the decision without consulting his medical department.
The club has failed to clear up the exact reasoning behind the manager's call so for the time being, it is merely speculation.
It comes just four months after the French international failed a drugs test for taking a fat-burning supplement. He may have been able to earn a reprieve on that occasion by avoiding a lengthy ban, but this latest development could well be the final straw for Klopp and his coaching team.
Sakho was put on the same flight home as young full-back Brad Smith, who is expected to join Bournemouth later this week, and the centre-back could now follow him out of the Anfield exit doors.
A video which appeared online late last week showed the Liverpool defender attempt to distract Klopp while his manager was speaking to the press, only for it to massively backfire when the German threatened to leave Sakho at Alcatraz prison.
Although it was said in jest, the video may have potentially been a sign of the pair's strained relationship.
The 26-year-old would have been unlikely to feature at any point on the tour so we cannot rule out the possibility Klopp is simply keen to step up his rehabilitation back on Merseyside, given the lack of defensive options the German currently has at his disposal.
The former Paris Saint-Germain defender is expected to miss the start of the season and following further injury blows to Joe Gomez and Joel Matip, Liverpool are looking short of central defensive options.
Of course, Liverpool fans haven't wasted any time to react to Sakho's latest misdemeanour. Here are some of the best tweets we've seen so far:
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