Mamadou Sakho: Crystal Palace sign Liverpool defender on loan

Mamadou Sakho embraces Jurgen Klopp
Mamadou Sakho scored two goals in 56 league games for Liverpool

Crystal Palace have signed Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho on loan for the rest of the season.

Palace will pay a £2m loan fee plus wages for Sakho, who has played 56 league games since his move from Paris St-Germain in 2013.

The France international, 26, has not played for the Reds since April because of off-field issues.

Palace have signed Serbia midfielder Luka Milivojevic, 25, from Olympiakos on a three-and-a-half-year deal.

Milivojevic started his career in Serbia before moving from Red Star Belgrade to Anderlecht in 2013. After a year in Belgium, he moved to Greece.

Sakho was sent home from Liverpool's pre-season tour of the United States by manager Jurgen Klopp as a disciplinary measure.

He was also handed a 30-day suspension by Uefa in April for testing positive for a prohibited substance following a Europa League tie against Manchester United the previous month.

Uefa failed to impose a further ban after Sakho's defence team questioned whether the substance, understood to be a fat-burner, should have been on its prohibited list.

Liverpool were demanding £20m for Sakho to leave permanently, with Southampton, Swansea, Galatasaray and Sevilla all thought to be interested in the centre-back.

Palace remain in the Premier League's bottom three despite new boss Sam Allardyce winning his first league game since taking charge with a 2-0 success at Bournemouth on Tuesday.

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