Crystal Palace’s upturn in form has been staggeringly good of late, with Eagles supporters here in the Transfer Tavern grinning from ear to ear.
While manager Sam Allardyce deserves praise for the way he’s got his methods across to his players after a ropey first couple of months in the job, the stars on the pitch have been truly excellent, with Mamadou Sakho one of the standout performers.
Signed on loan from Liverpool over the winter after being frozen out of the Reds’ first-team by Jurgen Klopp after a pre-season fall-out, the Frenchman has turned his 2016/17 around, helping the Londoners to four wins from his six appearances, including Monday night’s 3-0 battering of Arsenal.
— Mamadou Sakho (@mamadousakho) 10 April 2017
After the match Sakho took to Twitter to post a celebratory photo of himself and his partner at the side of the Selhurst Park pitch, and Liverpool fans seized on the opportunity to voice wishes for him to come back to Anfield for 2017/18…
— Harry Harrison (@igharry) 10 April 2017
— Jack Moore (@Jack_Moore7) 10 April 2017
— Paddy (@LFC_Paddy) 10 April 2017
— Taylor (@tayIorsport) 10 April 2017
— Chükwüdi Dozie (@chuckdozie) 10 April 2017
— Nixon Varghese (@nixonvarghese) 10 April 2017
— HamEz A.C (Jamz) (@ArgentinJames) 10 April 2017
— Luke Robbo (@LukeRobboLFC78) 10 April 2017
— DAWOOD (@dawoodameer1) 11 April 2017
— Jatin Bhikha (@Jatz10) 11 April 2017
It wasn’t just Liverpool fans involved, with many Crystal Palace supporters also calling on Sakho to stay put beyond his loan spell…
— Eddiehead01 (@eddiehead01) 11 April 2017
— Matt Tassell (@DepecheToad) 10 April 2017
— Holmesdale Cravatics (@HC15OnTour) 10 April 2017
— Matt (@MattYoung82) 10 April 2017
— mark ransford (@rayns250) 10 April 2017
— Richard Archer (@richard_archer) 10 April 2017