Liverpool defender Sakho set to return to training

The French centre-back was unavailable for his side's 2-0 win over Southampton due to a hip injury but will be back with the squad on Saturday after missing their trip to Turkey
Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho is to return to training at the weekend following a hip injury.

The France international missed Liverpool's 2-0 Premier League win at Southampton because of the problem but, although he will be unavailable for Thursday's Europa League clash with Besiktas, his spell on the sidelines looks set to be brief.

Sakho posted on Twitter: "Good news as following the tests I had at the beginning of the week and after the medical staff 's opinion... ... I can go back to training with the group on Saturday!

"Minewhile [sic], I wish good luck to the whole team for tonight !"


Liverpool hold a 1-0 lead as they head to Turkey for the second leg of their European encounter.