Mamadou Sakho is reportedly looking at a lengthy suspension as the Liverpool defender has opted not to challenge the results of his failed drugs test.
According to The Guardian, he has accepted the results from the test which were taken after the Europa League clash with Manchester United on March 17, which showed evidence of a fat-burning substance.
Having chosen not to request a B sample before the UEFA deadline, it remains to be seen what disciplinary action he will now face.
As of yet, Liverpool have remained silent on the matter as Sakho continues to remain unavailable for selection while the investigation continues, and will in turn miss his side’s trip to Villarreal on Thursday night.
Given his acceptance of the A sample findings, it is suggested that it could speed the process up in terms of his suspension starting sooner than first thought as UEFA will not have to deal with any appeal moving forward.
Regardless, it is widely expected that he will now miss Euro 2016 in France this summer, which will naturally be a huge blow for him personally and French national coach Didier Deschamps who had hoped to have the Liverpool man in his squad.
Sakho has made 34 appearances for Jurgen Klopp’s side in all competitions this season, scoring two goals in that time. However, it appears as though his outing against Everton on April 20 could be his last of the campaign.