After Mamadou Sakho was frozen out of the club by Jurgen Klopp, there were no shortage of teams willing to bring the French defender on board. Sakho stayed and fought for his place, only to be resigned to u-23 action. Finally, getting the hint, Sakho joined up with Crystal Palace on loan as disgraced former England manager and world class curmudgeon Sam Allardyce attempted keep the London club out of the relegation zone.
Sakho, being a quality defender, was having a great loan spell with Palace until picking up a knock against Spurs at the end of April. The injury was not as bad as first appeared, but it appears to be enough to keep him on the physio table the rest of the season.
"Not really [a chance of Sakho returning this season]. I don't think so,” Allardyce explained that Sakho would likely miss both remaining matches. "It won't be long enough to think he'll be fit for Old Trafford."
Palace travel to Manchester United on the last match, and Sakho could really do us all a solid by holding the hosts, thereby boosting Liverpool’s Top 4 odds. It would certainly make forgiving the whole high five fiasco—for those who are actually concerned about it—easier. Of course, he’s injured, so that doesn’t seem possible.
Liverpool will still be hoping for a quick recovery and an even quicker sale in the summer.