Mamadou Sakho could be forgiven for feeling sorry for himself this summer.
Our centre-back was provisionally banned after taking a fat burner last season, missing the culmination of our campaign (including a Europa League Final…) and Euro 2016 with France as a result.
Instead of holidaying in exotic destinations like his counterparts do, and separating himself from the outside world, Sakho’s engaged himself in countless charity work instead.
Today, he unveiled the opening of his school for children with disabilities in Senegal – the country where his parents are from.
Since arriving at Liverpool, he’s taken part in countless community run activities, and does so with a smile on his face. He’s a tremendous ambassador for our club and the game; and we truly hope his lawyers can successfully argue the substance he ingested shouldn’t have been on the banned list in the first place.
UEFA will let Sakho know his fate soon.
Inauguration du bâtiment dédié aux personnes handicapées situé dans le quartier Dar Salam à Tambacounda au Senegal pic.twitter.com/JirwxWJV49
— Mamadou Sakho (@mamadousakho) June 30, 2016