By Russell Edge
Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho has been nominated as one of the players to win Crystal Palace’s player of the season award.
The French defender joined the London club on a temporary basis in the January transfer window and has gone on to make eight appearances for the Eagles.
His time at Selhurst Park has been hampered by a knee injury which has kept him out of action since the end of April.
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— Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) May 9, 2017
Sakho is up against Christian Benteke, Yohan Cabaye, Jason Puncheon, Andros Townsend and Wilfried Zaha in the running for the end of season award.
The 27-year-old dropped to the fringes at Anfield under Jurgen Klopp, and failed to make an appearance in the first half of the season for the Reds before departing for Selhurst Park.
Instead Sakho was made to play with the U23 squad, where he made six appearances in an attempt to impress his manager.
However, the 28-time-capped France international will have done himself no favours in securing a future at Anfield after celebrating with Christian Benteke in Palace’s 3-0 win over his parent club Liverpool.
Jamie Carragher, who was on co-commentary duty for the game, was one of a number of pundits who criticised the defender’s actions.
In other Liverpool news, Carragher has slammed this reported target, stating he is not good enough.