How do you improve a team who accumulated 97 points in the Premier League before being crowned as the Kings of all European football? Well, signing arguably the greatest centre-half in the world wouldn’t be a bad place to start.
Some 18 months after making Virgil van Dijk the most expensive defender in football history, Il Mattino believes that Liverpool could repeat the trick with Napoli’s £100 million-rated talisman Kalidou Koulibaly.
Apparently, Liverpool have contacted the 27-year-old’s agent, Fali Ramadani, with an eye-watering deal deemed to be ‘not impossible’.
Now, Jurgen Klopp’s side conceded just 22 goals in 38 Premier League games last season, a tally better than any other side in the English top flight. Their watertight backline laughs in the face of those of Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Arsenal and Manchester United.
But Koulibaly is one of the few players anywhere in Europe who is capable of strolling into Liverpool’s starting XI without breaking sweat.
And with Liverpool hoping to ensure a fabulous season is not merely a ‘one off’, making Koulibaly the world’s costliest stopper would represent a massive statement of intent. No wonder the fans are foaming at the mouth.
Want this so badly to be true. Really doubt it could ever happen tho
— Kane Fulwood (@KFulwood) June 18, 2019
Imagine him alongside Van Dijk... pic.twitter.com/1iAMiqT3NL— Steve L (@plappedcrackers) June 18, 2019
2nd best centre back in the world, streets ahead of De ligt— Steve Lightfoot (@LightfootSte) June 18, 2019
Reports in Italy saying Liverpool have made contact over the transfer of Kalidou Koulibaly, at 27 is coming into his prime and is one of the best in the world, him and Virgil together!! pic.twitter.com/hew7RyboVV— Wayne (@RodgeraWayne) June 18, 2019
@Fish_Collopy Imagine if Liverpool signed Koulibaly. Going from the best defensive team in europe to the best defensive team in europe— CraigCollopyDuggan (@craigcolla) June 18, 2019
No way we sign Koulibaly. But if we did I genuinely think we’d concede a maximum of 4 goals— 6llie (@lfcollie9) June 18, 2019
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