Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho has apologised for walking out of Anfield before Saturday's Merseyside derby against Everton.
The France international had started four of Liverpool's previous five games but was not included in Brendan Rodgers' 18-man squad for the game, which finished 1-1.
Martin Skrtel started alongside Dejan Lovren at the centre of the defence was Kolo Toure was on the substitutes' bench.
Sakho was pictured by fans getting into his car outside Anfield before kick-off and subsequently came in for criticism on Twitter.
I really want to apologise to the club, the supporters and every person who felt offended when I left the stadium this afternoon.— Mamadou Sakho (@mamadousakho3) September 27, 2014
I’m aware that it was a bad choice from my part to go isolating to watch the game!— Mamadou Sakho (@mamadousakho3) September 27, 2014
The 24-year has admitted that his decision to leave was "a bad choice" and has apologised to the fans.
Liverpool travel to Switzerland to face Basel in the Champions League on Wednesday before West Brom come to Anfield in the Premier League on Saturday.