Double injury blow as Liverpool men ruled out for rest of the season - reports
By Russell Edge
Liverpool’s loaned-out pair Lazar Markovic and Mamadou Sakho have both been ruled out of the Premier League run-in due to injury, according to reports.
Markovic, on loan to relegation threatened Hull City, picked up an ankle injury in their 2-0 home defeat to bottom side Sunderland, and the Hull Daily Mail have reported that the knock has ended his season prematurely.
Hull currently sit in 18th, a point behind Swansea and safety.
They face fixtures against London sides Crystal Palace and Tottenham as they attempt to rescue themselves from relegation from the Premier League.
Meanwhile Crystal Palace loanee Sakho has been out of action since being stretched off in his loan side’s 1-0 defeat at home to Tottenham, and Sam Allardyce said it looks to have been his final appearance this season.
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Palace face Hull before travelling to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United on the last day of the season, and Allardyce confirmed he will not have the Frenchman to call upon.
Speaking to the media ahead of their clash with Hull, he was quoted by Sky Sports on their website as saying: “It won’t be long enough to think he’ll be fit for Old Trafford.”
Both men have struggled with their careers at Anfield in recent seasons, with Markovic not having made a competitive appearance for the Reds since 2015, before being shipped out on loan to Fenerbahce, Sporting Clube de Portugal and Hull City.
Sakho meanwhile has fallen out of favour with boss Jurgen Klopp and had not made an appearance this season before heading on loan to Palace in January, where his has played eight times.
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