Sakho out for month with Achilles injury
Written by Morenike Adebayo on July 13, 2016
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed that defender Mamadou Sakho is expected to miss the start of the season through injury.
The twenty-six-year-old was looking to return to action after being cleared of any wrongdoing at a UEFA hearing last week. However, the France international’s hopes appear to be on hold for around a month due to a problem with his Achilles tendon.
Sakho missed the end of last season following an anti-doping violation in April and was handed a thirty-day suspension, which meant he missed the Europa League final and was not selected in the France squad for Euro 2016.
The centre-back is now expected to miss Liverpool’s difficult start to the new Premier League season, in which their first three games will all be played away from home — including trips to face Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur.