Jan Molby would sign Lionel Messi for Liverpool if the Reds were able to bring in any players in the world and would also take Samuel Eto'o from Barcelona while he was at it.
The great Dane, who made 218 appearances for the club in a 12-stay at Anfield, believes that the two Blaugrana stars are the best in the world at the moment.
Messi would be Molby's first choice if he could capture anyone to bolster the Liverpool ranks, while he feels that Eto'o up front with Fernando Torres would be incredible.
"I would start with Lionel Messi from Barcelona," he told the Merseyside club's official website. “He is simply sensational and the nearest thing we've seen to Diego Maradona. The way he plays, his awareness, first touch and ability to score goals is fantastic.
"The other one would be a team-mate of his and someone I've always been a fan of - Samuel Eto'o. I think he's a brilliant player who's back on song now, scoring goals for fun.
"Can you imagine Eto'o and Torres together upfront? It would be a defender's nightmare!"
While promoting the two Barca stars, Molby stated that he feels the club already have the best striker in the Premier League in the form of Torres.
"He's probably the best striker in the league,” he enthused. “The likes of [Arsenal’s] Emmanuel Adebayor and [Chelsea’s] Didier Drogba spring to mind as well, but they can sulk from time to time and Torres doesn't appear to have that in his make-up.
"He's a worker and just gets on with job. I think that's what puts him top of the pile.
"We knew how good he was from last season and it's fantastic to see him continue that form this campaign. Although his season has been a bit stop-start, the fact he has still been able to get goals is remarkable.
"There's no doubt in my mind he should be looking to get somewhere between 25-30 goals every season."
Lucas Brown, Goal.com