On Saturday, it emerged that Mamadou Sakho had failed a drugs test following Liverpool's win against Man Utd in the Europa League on St. Patrick's Day.
Liverpool released a statement following the revelation saying the centre-back would not play again until the issue was resolved.
Today, we have further developments regarding Sakho.
According to Ben Smith, the 26-year-old will not challenge the results of the test.
— Ben Smith (@BSmith) April 27, 2016
He has also not requested that his B sample be tested.
Mamadou Sakho has not requested for his B sample to be tested. Has accepted UEFA's findings that he failed drugs test. #LFC
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceLFC) April 27, 2016
Over the weekend, it was reported by French media that the substance for which he had tested positive was a fat burner.
Should it be found that Sakho intentionally took the banned drug, he would face a four-year ban. If it is found that it was unintentional, it could be a two-year ban. The player can also appeal to have the ban reduced.