The question with Salisu is not whether he is a good player but rather how good the young Ghanaian centre back is going to get. Despite a yellow card for a cynical rugby tackle to prevent a Watford counter attack, Salisu produced yet another commanding performance at the heart of the Saints defence.
His calmness in possession provides reassurance to his colleagues, in particular Jan Bednarek who has benefited from the presence of Salisu. Bednarek appears happy to drop deeper to cover when his defensive partner marauds forward.
Salisu is getting increasingly comfortable in possession and fits Hasenhuttl’s style of play, whilst not shirking the more physical element of the game. This is reinforced by his stats from Vicarage road, which saw him manage an impressive six clearances, four tackles and three interceptions (source: squawka football).
As with Livramento, it is hard to see Salisu not playing at the very highest level one day but in the meantime, Southampton fans can enjoy a real Rolls Royce of a centre back.