Klopp Explains Why Sakho Was Barnished From Liverpool’s U.S Tour

Jurgen Klopp has revealed he ordered Mamadou Sakho home for breaking club rules three times.

Sakho was sent home for breaking the rules three times.
Sakho was sent home for breaking the rules three times.

Speaking for the first time about the incident, Klopp confirmed the Frenchman displayed a lack of respect and was left with no option but to fly him back to England.

“He nearly missed the departure of Liverpool [on the plane from Liverpool to San Francisco], he missed a treatment session and was late for a team meal,” said Klopp.“I have to build a group here and we’ve got to start new here. I thought it maybe made sense for him to fly home to Liverpool.We have some rules and we have to respect them – if somebody gives me the feeling they are not respecting it I have to react. After eight or ten days we can talk about it. We had no argument but I spoke – you cannot argue when only one person is speaking.”

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Klopp refused to confirm whether he had fined Sakho but he will meet with the 26-year-old next week when the squad return from their tour of America.Klopp added: “Fine him? You can ask, and I can explain it in general. I am not interested in the money of the players, actually not really often in my life I have had to fine anybody because I want that we learn together to do the thing that is right.

“Always it is the same with every group. I don’t like fining. Sometimes it’s funny, when the fine is bulls***. Come on, pay for it, that’s nice. But mistakes, fining never helps.It’s not because they care about money, it’s always ‘yeah in the moment it hurts but after a while not’. So I want them to do the things because they want to do it, that’s all.”


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