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Former Liverpool great Jan Molby has dismissed the signing of defender Mamadou Sakho as boring and unnecessary and a disappointment to the fans, the Metro reports.
Sakho arrived at Anfield on transfer deadline day alongside fellow centre back Tiago Ilori from Sporting Lisbon for a fee of £15m, but Molby has insisted that Brendan Rodgers should have been looking elsewhere in a bid to get the fans excited for the new season.
“When you kick off the season with three successive clean sheets, it’s a little bit surprising to see two centre-backs added to the squad on transfer deadline day,” said Molby.
“Sakho might have cost £15m but he isn’t the marquee signing we’ve chased all summer.
“With all due respect, there weren’t any queues outside the club shop on Tuesday morning to buy shirts with his name on the back.
“A marquee signing is someone who gets you out of your seat like Mesut Ozil, Willian or Henrik Mkhitaryan.”
Molby also highlighted Sakho’s stalled career whilst at Paris Saint Germain.
“Something obviously went wrong when you look at where he was at the age of 17.
“But he is still only 23 and if he can recapture that early form will flourish. He is big, strong, quick – all the attributes needed to succeed in the Premier League.”