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Liverpool boss Klopp: What I think of Sakho and his Crystal Palace form...

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp admits he's impressed by the form of Mamadou Sakho at Crystal Palace.

On-loan Sakho is ineligible for Sunday's contest against his parent club, prompting a question to Klopp on how much the Eagles will miss the centre-back.

“Mama is a very good defender, especially when you really defend deep, as Crystal Palace are doing often," he replied.

“He's a strong boy and all that stuff, good tackles, good blocks. Having a player like him in the team is really good, and obviously apart from this he is a good football player – in build-up he is a cool guy. That helps Crystal Palace, of course.

“They've played together now for, I'm not sure, five, six, seven games or something. Having him not involved of course is not the best news for Crystal Palace, but that's how it is."

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