Mamadou Sakho Injury: Updates on Liverpool Star's Head and Return

Tom Sunderland@@TomSunderland_Featured Columnist

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 28:  Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool talks to an injured Mamadou Sakho during the Capital One Cup Final match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium on February 28, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
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Liverpool centre-back Mamadou Sakho exited the Feb. 28 Capital One Cup final after a clash of heads with team-mate Emre Can. However, he is now back fit and ready to boost the Reds defence.

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Sakho Back vs. Crystal Palace

Sunday, March 6

Liverpool confirmed the France international's return ahead of their trip to Selhurst Park.

Klopp Patching Up Injury-Hit Defence

Reds boss Jurgen Klopp needs every centre-back he can get his hands on, considering midfielder Lucas Leiva had to act as a makeshift defender during the cup final, with Martin Skrtel and Dejan Lovren both sidelined.

Lovren is back, but Lucas picked up an injury in that final. Fitness issues continue to disrupt Klopp's defence.

Kolo Toure and Steven Caulker represent additional options for the Merseyside club, but Klopp will hope Sakho's return acts as a first step toward getting his best defence back out on the pitch.