Mamadou Sakho was sent home from Liverpool's pre-season tour of the USA on Tuesday, reportedly due to concerns over his attitude. According the Liverpool Echo's James Pearce, the Frenchman was sent home on an overnight flight after being told by manager Jurgen Klopp he would continue his rehabilitation from an Achilles injury back in Liverpool. Pearce reported the reason for being sent home—which the club declined to give—was due to his "attitude around the club's training camp," which leaves the 26-year-old's future "uncertain." Sakho's injury will see him miss the start of the Premier League season, but he was included in the squad to help "foster team spirit" in the camp; indeed, Lucas Leiva
Although he flopped during his loan stint at AC Milan, there are some Liverpool fans who still have faith in erratic striker Mario Balotelli. The Reds' coach Jurgen Klopp has shown little desire to maintain the services of the 25-year-old, who has been training with the reserves, but the Premier League side are struggling to find suitors. On Monday Balotelli uploaded a photograph on Instagram in which he posed with some of the reserve team players in the dressing room after a training session.