Forgotten Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho will be back at Anfield at the end of the season irrespective of his performance for Palace this campaign.
Jürgen Klopp made a number of changes to his first team from the previous season as he integrating a number of his signings into the first team slowly.
He has placed faith in most players that are at the club at the moment but one player that has completely lost the trust of the German manager is French defender Mamadou Sakho.
Sakho could not make a senior appearance till December at Anfield and had to manufacture a move to Crystal Palace in January in search of regular football.
His asking price and wages saw Palace settle for a loan deal and the 26-year-old has made a blistering start to his time at the Selhurst Park, keeping three clean sheets for Sam Allardyce’s side already this season.
He has replaced Scott Dann as the first choice at the club already and looks like he has revived his career finally but according to the Palace manager, he has not future at the Selhurst Park.
Sam Allardyce, who has now lifted Palace out of the drop zone, has recently spoken about his side’s improved defensive performances and praised the on-loan Liverpool man and his teammates for the turn-around recently.
“Mama has played a big part in that, as have Luka and Patrick, and the whole team as a whole are defending better,” Big Sam said in a recent interview.
He raved about how important Sakho is for Palace this season but went on to reveal that it will be hard for them to sign the defender on a permanent basis at the end of the season.
“It would be a big negotiation at the end of the season if we were to stay in the Premier League,” he said.
“At this moment in time Mama has chosen Crystal Palace to play first-team football, I think he has settled into the environment exceptionally well,” he added.
He said that Sakho could be searching for a bigger club to play for, next season.
“He has worked extremely hard at getting himself fitter because he had not played a competitive game all season and he has shown what a good defender he is, and his capabilities on the ball, in possession he has been exceptionally good,” Allardyce added.
Do you think Sakho will stay at Palace on a permanent basis at the end of the season?