Jack Lusby 22 April 2017
Mamadou Sakho says Sunday’s clash between parent club Liverpool and loan club Crystal Palace will be “strange” for him, with his future still unclear.
Sakho joined the Eagles on loan at the end of the January transfer window and has been in excellent form so far for Sam Allardyce’s side.
He will be unable to add to his seven appearances for Palace on Sunday, however, due to the terms of their agreement with Liverpool, leaving the Frenchman ineligible.
This is something of a boost for the Reds, due to Sakho’s quality at the back, with his presence in the stands presenting an opportunity for Jurgen Klopp‘s forward line.
For Sakho, the afternoon will be an interesting one, having built the same strong relationship with Palace that is swiftly fading away on Merseyside.
“Sunday will be strange. I will be there with the Palace squad but, for this game, I’m in an awkward position,” he told the Guardian.
“I have a foot in each camp. I still belong to Liverpool, a great team with a great manager, a club I really appreciate.