Former Liverpool star Jan Molby believes that £15million signing Mamadou Sakho is NOT the marquee signing that fans had hoped for this summer.
Writing in the Liverpool Echo , Molby said Sakho could be an "excellent acquisition" but admitted he was surprised the club has seen the need to spend big on a centre-back.
"When you kick off the season with three successive clean sheets, it's a little bit surprising to see two centre-backs [Sakho and Tiago Ilori] 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 noted that Sakho had not developed in the way many observers had expected: "Something obviously went wrong when you look at where he was at the age of 17 [when he was made Paris Saint-Germain captain].
"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."