“The player is currently not subject to any playing suspension. However, the club, in consultation with the player, has decided that while this process is followed the player will not be available for selection for matches.

“There will be no further comment at this time.”

The news will almost certainly mean Sakho will miss Liverpool’s trip to Spain to face Villarreal in the first leg of the Europa League semi-final next Thursday.

In other Liverpool news, Sakho’s absence has thrown the club into a crisis ahead of the Villarreal clash.