Injury rules Liverpool’s Sakho out of France friendlies

Date published: Monday 9th November 2015 1:02

Mamadou Sakho: From bad to worse at Liverpool

Liverpool centre-back Mamadou Sakho has been ruled out of France’s upcoming friendlies against Germany and England through injury.

Sakho sprained his right knee during Liverpool’s 2-1 league defeat at home to Crystal Palace and will undergo tests to determine the extent of the injury.

A statement from the FFF read: “Mamadou Sakho, who suffered a sprained right knee during Liverpool’s game against Crystal Palace, has been forced to withdraw for France’s upcoming international friendly games.

“His condition does not allow him to travel to Clairefontaine as originally planned on Monday morning.

“The medical staffs of Liverpool and Team France have been in contact since Sunday night and the player will undergo an MRI today in England.”

France coach Didier Deschamps has called up St Etienne defender Loic Perrin as Sakho’s replacement.

Les Bleus, who will host Euro 2016 next summer, take on Germany on Friday at the Stade de France before travelling to Wembley to face England on November 17.

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