Our Crystal Palace and Liverpool fans here in the Transfer Tavern are gearing up for their clash this weekend with the pair both having things still to play for this season.
Indeed, whilst the hosts Liverpool still have the Champions League qualification spots to ensure they are in, Palace have still got to confirm their Premier League status with some good results.
The pressure, then, is on for both clubs and Palace are going to have to go into it without the impressive Mamadou Sakho as he is on loan from the Reds at the moment.
Sam Allardyce, though, has made it clear that he plans to keep the Frenchman past this season on a permanent deal with him quoted by football.london as saying when asked if he wants to keep the defender:
“The answer to that at the moment would be 100 per cent yes.
“If we could secure Mama Sakho on a permanent basis that would be a great boost to the team for next season.”
Pretty conclusive words from Big Sam who was speaking at a Junior Eagles event, then, and it remains to be seen if he can manage to strike a deal with Liverpool who are short on defenders at the moment.
Thoughts on this one, Palace and Reds fans? Let us know below!