Uefa are investigating a possible anti-doping violation by Mamadou Sakho is being investigated by Uefa after failing a drugs test.

The 26-year-old defender was not included in Liverpool’s matchday squad for Saturday’s game against Newcastle United.

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European football’s governing body informed the Merseyside club that they are investigating a possible anti-doping violation by Sakho on Friday.

Sakho and the club subsequently agreed that he would not be available for selection for an indefinite period of time.

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Sakho has yet to request that his backup ‘B’ sample be tested by Uefa, while various reports state that the drug test took place after the Europa League second leg against Manchester United on 17 March.the 26-year-old defender

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