Liverpool tipped to sign Kalidou Koulibaly this summer

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According to Sport Bild, Liverpool is keen on signing Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly during the summer transfer window. 

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp wanted to sign the Senegalese center-back last season to pair up with Virgil Van Dijk. 

The Reds have already tried 19 center-back pairings this season to resolve the club’s ongoing injury crisis.  

Is chasing Koulibaly still worth it?

Despite Koulibaly’s age (he’s 29), there’s no doubting that the Koulibaly-Van Dijk (also 29) pairing would be, as Klopp said, “a big hit.”

The obvious hold-up has been the hefty price tag Napoli placed on Koulilably last season — a whopping £89M. But that was before the financial difficulties caused by COVID-19. 

Liverpool will be looking to snatch the player at the reduced asking price of £39M. 

Having lost five consecutive top-flight home matches for the first time in the club’s history — Liverpool currently sit in 7th place with 22 points behind Man City — the Reds will be desperate to turn things around to secure Champions League qualification next season.  

(Photo: Twitter/@ReadPremLeague)

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