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Published: 09:17 | 28/4/16

Klopp: Reds right not to pick Sakho

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has defended the club's decision not to pick Mamadou Sakho following his failed drugs test.

Sakho decided not to challenge the result of his A sample, which was provided following Liverpool's Europa League tie at Manchester United on March 17, and he now faces a lengthy suspension from the game.

Liverpool have refused to comment on his decision but the club and player are understood to have agreed that he will not feature during the disciplinary process.

Sakho did not join his team-mates on the journey to Spain for Thursday's Europa League semi-final against Villarreal and Klopp believes the club are right not to consider the defender while UEFA investigates his failed drugs test.

"I think what they are all doing now is collecting information to clear the situation as much as possible," Klopp told reporters.

"Then we have to wait for the next steps. It is not that we could do anything or we could not force anything, we have to wait. Until now we did what we thought was right. There is nothing else to say.”

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