Photo: Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho back after injury-hit season

Liverpool's Mamadou Sakho is clearly looking forward to playing his part in Steven Gerrard's Anfield farewell.

Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho has posted a photograph of himself and his Reds teammate Kolo Toure as the pair headed to Anfield for this evening’s clash with Crystal Palace.

The news that Sakho is back with the squad will no doubt be greeted warmly by Liverpool fans who need more stability at the back.

The French international has missed Liverpool’s last five Premier League matches with a hamstring injury, and in that time Brendan Rodgers’ men have dropped seven points from a possible 15.

With only one victory in their last four games, now would be the perfect opportunity for Liverpool to get another three points on the board, putting a little pressure on Manchester United ahead of their clash with Arsenal and giving Steven Gerrard the perfect Anfield send-off.

Liverpool have had mixed fortunes when it comes to defenders this season but in Sakho they have a player who, when fit, is a vital part of their team.

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