We are pleased for Mamadou that he can now resume his playing career.

Mamadou said: “I am happy that this is finally over. It’s been a difficult time for me but I knew I had done nothing wrong. I am looking forward to getting back in the team and playing again.”

We expect in the coming weeks, Sakho will say more, with rumours suggesting he’ll take legal action against UEFA.

He was our best defender last term, and the best months of his career were cruelly taken away from him because of a UEFA blunder.

Liverpool fans will and should be delighted about the news, which breaks on the same day we’ve found out about Jurgen Klopp’s six year contract extension.

All in all, two enormous positives for the club; although the fact Sakho shouldn’t have missed any competitive football at all leaves a bitter taste in the mouth.