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Mamadou Sakho made 35 appearances for Liverpool last season

Defender Mamadou Sakho’s banishment from Liverpool’s pre-season tour is “not that serious” according to manager Jurgen Klopp.

The 26-year-old France international was sent home on Tuesday after being late on three separate occasions.

“We have some rules and we have to respect them,” said Klopp.

“After eight days, when we come back, we can talk. But it’s not that serious. We had no argument. You cannot argue when only one person is speaking.”

It had emerged in a club video