UEFA have dropped all charges against Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho following a doping violation back in March.
The defender tested positive for a banned substance following the clubs Europa League victory over Manchester United, and was subsequently banned.
The French defender missed the latter stages of Liverpools season, including the Europa League final defeat to Sevilla. He has also missed Euro 2016 where he would have been a guaranteed starter for France, who are preparing for tomorrow’s final in Paris.
However, UEFA have reviewed the case and have not imposed a further ban, meaning the defender is available to resume his career.
Liverpool released a statement, expressing their delight at the news.
Liverpool Football Club welcomes today’s decision from Uefa to dismiss the case against Mamadou Sakho, confirming that he did not commit any doping violation.
We are pleased for Mamadou that he can now resume his playing career.
Sakho also 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.