By Dominic Toner

Mamadou Sakho has been included in Liverpool’s Under-23 squad against Wolfsburg – and the club’s supporters are shocked on Twitter with the news.

The Mail report that the defender has been given an unlikely opportunity to play on Wednesday and perhaps win back manager Jurgen Klopp.

Sakho, 26, has not featured for the Reds this season after being sent home by Klopp while the club were in the U.S on a pre-season tour.

He was also handed a drugs ban towards the end of the last campaign, which saw him miss Liverpool’s Europa League final, as well as the summer’s European Championships in his home nation.

The centre-back appeared to make situations worse when he took to Snapchat on Saturday and bemoaned his treatment by the club.

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Liverpool supporters have expressed their confusion about the decision but most are hopeful he can make a return to the first-team.

He moved to Anfield in 2013 from cash-rich Paris-Saint Germain in an £18million deal and he has four years left on his current deal.

Klopp has alternated between first-team centre-back Joel Matip, Dejan Lovren and Ragnar Klavan at the beginning of the season, with all three looking assured.

In other Liverpool team news, this regular player will return for the league clash against Swansea.