Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has lifted the lid on the real reason why Reds centre-back Mamadou Sakho who faces crunch talks over his future at the club was sent home from the club’s tour of the US.
Klopp according to the Sun said the defender was dismissed for stepping out of line three times after he ‘nearly missed the plane, missed a training session and was then late for a meal’
“We have some rules and you have to respect them. If someone hasn’t, or is giving me the feeling of not respecting, we have to react.
“It’s not that serious but it was three things. He nearly missed the plane, he missed a session and then he was late for a meal.
“I have to build a group here, we have to start anew. So I thought it made sense to fly him home to Liverpool. Then, after eight or ten days, we will come back and see how it is.
“How he took it is private but there was no argument. It wasn’t a case of, ‘You this, you that’.
“I spoke, just one of us, that’s all. You can’t have an argument when only one is speaking — and I was the only one speaking.”
Sakho who has been has advised by Klopp to learn some respect if he wants to save his Liverpool career returned to England on Tuesday, officially to continue treatment on an Achilles problem.