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Liverpool- Sakho Drug Test Update


Back in April, after Liverpool’s 1-1 Europa League tie with Manchester United, Mamadou Sakho failed a doping test that revealed he was taking an unnamed illegal substance via weight-loss pills, and was given a 30 day suspension by UEFA, which resulted in him missing the proceeding seven matches.

The contents of the unnamed weight loss pills Sakho had taken are, at the moment, not on the list of banned substances. However, the substance in question is under investigation as to whether or not it should even be in the banned substance list.

Sakho’s suspension ended Saturday, and the UEFA have decided to not extend his suspension while the investigation continues, giving Sakho the opportunity to still be selected for the national team. This, however, does not mean that he is completely clear from prosecution and he could still be banned from playing.

Therefore, his overall sentence now depends on whether or not the drug is officially declared as an ‘illegal substance’ by UEFA.

If the substance is declared illegal, then Sakho could face a two-year ban and his contract could be canceled. At the same time, there have been similar cases where the ban only lasted 6 to 12 months.


  1. If Red Phil really believes what h is saying, the he is suggesting that many players should be banned without evidence of them breaking the written rules. Sakho could probably sue them if it is not already banned. They are the experts on what should be in the list, not him. That is why they make a list.

  2. Granted, it seems a bit harsh to ban somebody for something that is, effectively, an over-the-counter product but, let’s be honest, if Sakho is good enough for Liverpool FC then I must have been injecting, snorting and chewing crack cocaine for the last sixty years as, to me, he’s a footballing accident waiting to happen every time the ball goes anywhere near him and THAT sort of uncertainty, when allied to having a keeper also prone to mistakes, is one reason why LFC is so vulnerable to the high ball into the centre.
    He may have a bit of a cult following at the moment but, given the choice between somebody liable to mess up every third time the ball goes near him or somebody safe and sound I know which most fans would go for.
    Big, daft, funny haircut and sweating blood for the team is one thing but big, daft, funny haircut and sweating blood for the team whilst giving half the crowd heart-attacks a couple of times per game is another and we MUST get the likelihood of errors out of the squad. Did Alan Hansen EVER make a mistake? Now HE is the sort of player we need!!!! Sorry, Sakho ain’t good enough even if his effort can’t be questioned.
    And, as for Kolo, once an excellent player, the word ONCE says volumes, it says it all really. He’s got good positional sense but has the turning circle of an industrial-sized skip . . . and a full one at that! Thanks for everything, Kolo, and goodbye!
    Lovren has only just settled down, Gomez looked superb before he was injured so let’s hope he comes back soon and Kloppy seems to have a high opinion of the new guy he’s already bought so let’s hope he does the business. Still think we need another CB but it must be one that isn’t error prone. May sound heresy but the best CB I ever saw was Martin Buchan of United. When he was one-on-one with a forward he won, end of story. Nobody beat him, nobody took him to the cleaners, you just knew he’d take care of any situation, and THAT is what we need at LFC . . . defenders who we KNOW will do the business and not it being 50-50. You don’t win titles if every time you see a ball heading into your box you reach for the defibrillator!

  3. how stupid , you can not ban a substance retrospectively

    this smells like the sort of answer from Platini or Blator; which would be utter rediculous

  4. I do not see how they can ban it retrospectively but you never know with Eufa as with the F.A.
    Sackho should be free fit and available for next season


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