Mamadou Sakho is exploring the possibility of launching legal action against UEFA, after news broke that they were dropping his doping case.
The Frenchman tested positive for what they thought was a banned substance following our Europa League tie with Manchester United back in March, and subsequently took a voluntary 30-day suspension which ruled him out for the rest of our season.
His lawyers successfully argued that the fat burner he ingested shouldn’t have been on the banned list in the first place, and UEFA – realising the error of their ways – agreed.
Now, the Frenchman could sue the organising body for the devastating effect their blunder has had on his career, writes Paul Joyce in the Express. The substance wasn’t on WADA’s banned list, and the report claims UEFA will be ‘acutely embarrassed’ by the saga.
This though won’t give Sakho back his Europa League Final and Euro 2016 participation, nor will any compensation package he receives. Let’s hope over the coming years under Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool can make up for this and give him other moments to cherish.