Loan defender Mamadou Sakho is ineligible to play for Crystal Palace in Sunday's Premier League fixture at parent club Liverpool.

Sakho ineligible for Reds clash

Sakho ineligible for Reds clash

In his absence, the fit-again James Tomkins is expected to return to Sam Allardyce's starting XI at Anfield. Loic Remy and James McArthur have also returned to contention.

The manager remains without long-term absentees Scott Dann, Pape Souare, Fraizer Campbell and Connor Wickham.

Allardyce is hopeful Palace can finally seal their Premier League status in the coming week as they follow up the trip to Liverpool with a home game against Tottenham on Wednesday before Burnley visit Selhurst Park on Saturday week.

"We have a massive week ahead, with Liverpool, Tottenham and Burnley in the space of six days," he said. "It is a massive week coming up but hopefully we can pick more points up."

Provisional squad: Hennessey, Mandanda, Speroni, Ward, Kelly, Delaney, Tomkins, Fryers, McArthur, Milivojevic, Ledley, Cabaye, Puncheon, Townsend, Kaikai, Zaha, Sako, Schlupp, Van Aanholt, Lee, C Benteke.