Mamadou Sakho has returned to Melwood in a bid to return to peak fitness for the 2017/18 season after suffering a knee injury in April. 

Liverpool’s troublesome Frenchman has returned to Melwood in a bid to get himself back to fitness ahead of the upcoming 2017/18 season.

Sakho spent the latter half of the 2016/17 campaign on loan at Crystal Palace, becoming a key player in Sam Allardyce’s revival of the Londoners before suffering a cruel knee injury in April.

His loan to Selhurst Park was seen as a short-term solution after Sakho clashed with Klopp in pre-season last summer and was banished from the first team.

The Frenchman has now, however, returned to Liverpool due to the ending of his contract with the Londoners but I wouldn’t bank on him being there for very long.

Despite the club looking set to miss out on number one defensive target Virgil van Dijk, Sakho is certainly not the alternative answer that Klopp will be looking for and the club are said to be hoping to broker a £30m deal for the Frenchman.

 
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Palace initially had been hoping to acquire Sakho’s services on a permanent deal, which would’ve suited Liverpool, but since Allardyce’s resignation and the appointment of Frank de Boer, the situation has changed.

De Boer had this to say upon signing for the Eagles: “He was certainly impressive and important last season, but we will look at what we need. First of all I need to see all the players and get a good opinion on them.

“I know a lot about the team, but it’s different when a new manager comes in. Already I have my opinion, but I need to see them live to see if my opinion changes.”

Southampton and Roma have also been said to hold an interest in the defender but it’s like neither will make a move unless they lose one of their own centre-halves.

Let us know down below, where do you think Sakho will end up this summer? 

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