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Liverpool tipped to sign Kalidou Koulibaly this summer

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.  

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