Crystal Palace loan Sakho; Milivojevic arrives

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The Eagles has swooped on Deadline Day.

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Crystal Palace snapped up Mamadou Sakho from Liverpool on a loan deal until the end of the season in what could prove to be a very shrewd buy.

Sakho, 26, was frozen out at Liverpool after falling out with manager Jurgen Klopp during their preseason of the U.S. and he had been linked with a move to Southampton, Sevilla, Swansea and Galatsaray throughout the window.

However, the French international defender is arrives at Selhurst Park on loan until the end of the season with Liverpool not getting the $26 million fee they wanted but instead getting a $2.7 million loan fee and all of Sakho’s wages paid up, according to numerous reports.

Holding midfielder Luka Milivojevic has definitely completed his move from Olympiakos to Palace for an undisclosed fee of around $16 million.

The Serbian international, 25, lands at Palace with UEFA Champions League experience and below he tells Palace fans what they can expect.

Both players will boost Sam Allardyce‘s squad significantly as the Eagles will be confident following their 2-0 win at Bournemouth on Tuesday which leaves them two points from safety.

Sakho is a particularly necessary acquisition to bolster Palace’s defense and alongside fellow new boy Patrick Van Aanholt he will help shore things up at the back.

All of a sudden things are looking up for Palace even though they’re still in the relegation zone. As they say: baby steps.