The reported Liverpool target enhanced his reputation with a classy showing on international duty.
Quite a lot of fans on Twitter are saying very, very good things about a reported Liverpool target.
Senegal kicked off their Africa Cup of Nations campaign with a 2-0 win over Tanzania on Sunday and a certain Kalidou Koulibaly caught the eye it seems.
The Napoli centre-back has been linked with a £100 million move to Liverpool who, according to Il Mattino, have made contact over the big man.
And the 28-year-old certainly looked the part on international duty.
At 6'4, Koulibaly is a powerful, domineering figure in defence, but many fans on social media were left drooling over his footballing qualities.
His range of passing was particularly impressive, and here's how the reported Reds target was received on Twitter:
#TotalAFCON2019 Koulibaly is soo good that even when it's another defender who does clearance,the commentator say its him— JESUS NINJA (@GeneralIsComing) June 23, 2019
Waiting for Koulibaly masterclass— Renegade 13 (@__sameoldG) June 23, 2019
I'll be surprise if Samatta can manage a single shot on target in front of Koulibaly!! https://t.co/oGreryHzv3— VintageÖzil (@SHAURI_10) June 23, 2019
Koulibaly's passing— Martin Rota (@_MartinRota) June 23, 2019
I just heard we have a scout at the match I hope his watching Koulibaly— Thulaganyo M (@OneboysGranson) June 23, 2019
Koulibaly quarterbacking finely back there!— Mustaf (@Theplk) June 23, 2019
Kalidou Koulibaly is a top defender. He hardly puts a foot wrong.— Olayinka (@TheSilentMafia_) June 23, 2019
Missed a Koulibaly masterclass today I'm hearing?!— Mo (@MainManMoo) June 23, 2019
It's interesting feedback. After all, we know that Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp likes a ball-playing central defender and Koulibaly, based on last night's display, might just fit the bill in that regard.
The prospect of seeing him alongside Virgil van Dijk would thrill fans of the Anfield club, but it's very possible that some other clubs could come sniffing around if he continues to impress on a stage like this over the coming weeks.
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