Liverpool hero Jan Molby has backed the club's interest in Barcelona star Samuel Eto'o.

Eto'o has been linked with Liverpool ahead of the summer market and Molby, asked which players he would like to see at Anfield, told "I would start with Lionel Messi from Barcelona. 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 teammate 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!"