Mamadou Sakho’s Liverpool future hangs in the balance after Jurgen Klopp sent the defender home from America.The France international will arrive back in the UK on Tuesday after Klopp made the decision to cut short his stay.
Speculation has emerged over the circumstances surrounding Sakho’s early departure. The defender has been receiving treatment for an Achilles injury, which is expected to rule him out for the start of the Premier League, and it’s believed Klopp decided that the Frenchman must continue his rehabilitation back at Melwood training ground.Despite being injured, Sakho was included in the travelling party to America as Klopp sought to foster team spirit of ahead of the new campaign.
However, it’s also understood that the Reds boss has grown impatient with the Frenchman’s attitude during the pre-season tour.Sakho turned up late for Liverpool’s flight to the United States while last weekend he interrupted an interview Klopp was conducting with the club website.
Liverpool have declined to comment on the incident, other than to confirm that Sakho has returned home to the UK.