Liverpool have confirmed their defender Mamadou Sakho has joined Crystal Palace on loan on the final day of the January transfer window. The France international's move is a temporary one, which will be until the end of the season.
The 26-year-old moved to Anfield from Paris Saint-Germain in 2013 and has been a regular figure in the heart of the Reds' back four. However, the centre-back had a fall out with Jurgen Klopp, which has seen him being left out of the first team for the 2016/17 season.
Sakho has not featured for the Merseyside club this term and the Frenchman will be hoping to use his loan spell at Palace to impress the former Borussia Dortmund manager, with a hope of getting back into the starting lineup.
A statement on Liverpool's official website read, "Liverpool FC can confirm Mamadou Sakho has joined Crystal Palace on loan until the end of the season."
"The France defender will spend the remainder of the 2016-17 campaign with the Eagles after completing the move on deadline day. Sakho has made 80 appearances for the Reds, scoring three goals, following a transfer from Paris Saint-Germain in September 2013."
Meanwhile, the Eagles have also signed midfielder Luka Milivojevic from Olympiacos on the deadline day. The Serbian joins Sakho to become Palace's latest addition to the squad. Unlike the defender, Milivojevic's move to Selhurst Park was on a permanent transfer.
"Crystal Palace are pleased to announce the signing of Serbian midfielder Luka Milivojevic from Olympiacos for an undisclosed fee," a statement read on Palace's official website.
Sam Allardyce has expressed his delight after bringing Milivojevic to Palace on the deadline day. The former England manager said, "I am delighted to bring Luka to the club. He has experience in Uefa Champions League and International football and will add a new dimension to our midfield."
"He is a talented two footed player with intelligent passing ability as well as being very strong defensively, in and out of possession," Allardyce told the club's website earlier today."