Sakho returns to action in Liverpool U23 International Cup clash

Mamadou Sakho has returned to action, albeit for Liverpool's U23 side, as they took on Wolfsburg at Prenton Park this evening.

It comes just days after Sakho posted messages on social media app Snapchat suggesting that he was being treated unfairly.

The defender hasn't played for the reds since he was provisionally suspended by UEFA.  This suspension, which was later overturned, meant the player missed the end of Liverpool's season including the UEFA Europa League final against Sevilla.

He was also sent home from the pre-season tour of the United States by Jurgen Klopp.

The Under 23 boss, Michael Beale, played Sakho alongside Tiago Ilori in the reds central defence.  Mamadou completed the full 90 minutes of the game.

The game against Wolfsburg is part of the Premier League International Cup - a tournament the reds are entering for a second time.

Croatian striker Brekalo opened the scoring for Wolfsburg in the second half but Liverpool's talented youngster Ben Woodburn created a chance that Brooks Lennon dispatched an equaliser with 10 minutes remaining.

But in the final moments of the game the reds conceded the winning goal, from a corner Wolfsburg's Hansen headed in.

FT: Liverpool U23s 1-2 Wolfsburg

Other teams in LFC's group include Porto and Leicester City.

It remains to be seen whether tonight's appearance is part of a slow return to the full Liverpool squad.  Weekend rumours had suggested that Sakho had been told that first team involvement would only occur in the event of a 'serious injury crisis'.

The early outstanding form of Joel Matip has certainly dented chances of a return for Sakho - although both Lovren and Klavan have already suffered injury spells this season - on one occasion Lucas came in with mixed results.

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Sakho returns to action in Liverpool U23 International Cup clash

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