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Jurgen Klopp sends home Liverpool defender early from USA tour

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has sent defender Mamadou Sakho home early from the club’s pre-season tour of the US.

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It emerged in a club video that Sakho arrived late for the flight to the US and the Telegraph reports Klopp has taken disciplinary action against him.

The club have not confirmed this, saying the France defender will get treatment for an Achilles injury.

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France international Sakho, 26, this month had a doping case against himdismissed by Uefa.

He had been eligible for France’s Euro 2016 squad after serving a provisional 30-day suspension for testing positive for a type of fat burner in March, but was left out by manager Didier Deschamps.

In the video, filmed on Liverpool’s tour of Alcatraz Island in San Francisco, Sakho interrupts manager Klopp during an interview and asks: “How long do you think you can live here?”

The 49-year-old German replies: “I don’t have to think about that – you should. Only one of us turned up late for departure from Liverpool. It was you.”

Sakho joined Liverpool for £18m from Paris St-Germain in 2013 and has made 55 appearances for the Premier League side.

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