Gary Lineker cannot believe Liverpool allowed Mamadou Sakho to join Crystal Palace

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Liverpool decided to let Mamadou Sakho join Crystal Palace on loan until the end of the season in January.

Gary Lineker

Gary Lineker has told Match of the Day, which was broadcast on BBC One on 18th March, that he was surprised that Liverpool allowed Mamadou Sakho to join Crystal Palace in the January transfer window.

Sakho found chances at Liverpool hard to come by this season, after off the field issues.

And the Reds deemed Palace’s loan bid for the 27-year-old to be acceptable in the January transfer window.

Since moving to Selhurst Park, Sakho has gone on to play an important role for Sam Allardyce’s side.

The French international has gone straight into Palace’s starting line-up, and he has put in a series of impressive performances.

Sakho was excellent again, as Palace beat Watford 1-0 at Selhurst Park at the weekend.

And Lineker said: “He looks a bit clumsy, but I quite liked him at Liverpool. I’m surprised they let him go.”

Sakho looks likely to remain in Palace’s starting line-up for the remainder of the season, as the Eagles look to avoid relegation.

Allardyce’s men are currently in 16th place in the Premier League table - which puts them four points above the relegation zone.

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