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£18m signing Sakho will have to be patient - Liverpool's Rodgers

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has revealed that summer signing Mamadou Sakho is no certainty to walk straight into his starting line-up.

The French centre-half was signed from Paris Saint-Germain for £18million during the summer transfer window but could sit on the bench for Monday night's Premier League clash with Swansea City as Rodgers gets set to pair up old duo Martin Skrtel and Daniel Agger in the absence of the injured Kolo Toure.

"Sakho is 23; he's an experienced player with full international caps (for France); looks an absolute monster in training," he said.

"He's one who's ready for now. That's what we want. We had the chance to (sign him) and protect the club for maybe the next 10 years.

"It's not so much a problem (trying to get him in the team). If you're winning games, it's very simple.

"The system is king. We will never be reliant on one player. The whole make-up of this is about the team. We can take one out, put one in and still be strong.

"They will get their chance. Like Martin Skrtel, who didn't play the first few games, he's come in and taken his chance."

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