Liverpool's Ian Ayre hails arrival of defender Mamadou Sakho

PSG defender Mamadou Sakho runs with the ball against Real Madrid on July 27, 2013
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Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre says that Mamadou Sakho is the club's "marquee signing" of the summer.

Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre has described the club's acquisition of defender Mamadou Sakho as a "marquee signing".

The Reds managed to complete the transfer of the 23-year-old on deadline day from Paris Saint-Germain on a long-term deal.

"Sakho is a top, top centre-half and that adds to the great centre-back pairings that we have already and it will give that depth," the Liverpool Echo quotes Ayre as saying.

"He's an important marquee signing for us. It was a difficult one for us to get, but I'm very pleased that we've been able to attract him to the football club.

"One of the things that Brendan said was that he wanted to add real depth and strength and Sakho is a Champions League player of great pedigree and experience."

The Merseyside outfit also secured the signatures of defender Tiago Ilori from Sporting Lisbon and Chelsea's Victor Moses on a season-long loan deal.

Victor Moses of Chelsea in action during the match between Chelsea and Indonesia All-Stars at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium on July 25, 2013
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