By Coral Barry

Liverpool confirmed on Saturday that Mamadou Sakho is under investigation for using a banned substance – and Twitter was alive with the sound of banter.

Sakho tested positive in a routine Uefa test for reportedly using a fat burning drug and Liverpool have decided in consultation with the player that he will not play for the club again until the matter is resolved.

Sakho faces a ban of at least six months and possibly even up to two years if he is found to have the drug in his system and been complicit in its use.

The Frenchman missed Liverpool’s 2-2 draw with Newcastle and watched from the stands as the Merseysiders threw away a two-goal lead in the second half at Anfield.

Many Liverpool fans received the news with suspicion and dismay, but there were plenty of amusing reactions to the controversy, including a few gems from the Reds supporters.

In other Liverpool news, Klopp has given his reaction to the Sakho news.