Why Liverpool should beat Man United to the signing of Kalidou Koulibaly
Liverpool returned to winning ways against Huddersfield Town as Mohamed Salah ended his personal drought to hand the Reds all three points at the John Smith’s Stadium. Klopp’s men now sit behind leaders Manchester City only on goal difference and are very much one of the frontrunners to lift the title at the end of the season.
The Reds picked up their 6th clean sheet of the season and the defence continued its fine form this season. Liverpool have definitely tightened things at the back this time out, with the arrival of Virgil Van Dijk and the meteoric rise of Andrew Robertson playing a crucial role in their progress.
But the Reds could use one more top quality centre-back in their squad to form a complete defence full of quality. Joe Gomez has been splendid next to Van Dijk so far but Dejan Lovren and Joel Matip are yet to really prove themselves.
According to the Times, Manchester United are now considering making a bid for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly. However, Liverpool should definitely beat their rivals to the signing of the Senegalese defender.
Koulibaly is a tall, stout and stoic defender who rarely puts a foot wrong at the back. He is also extremely comfortable on the ball and possesses superb pace as well. The 27-year-old is often seen daunting forward with the ball and loves to support the attack too.
He would be the perfect partner for Virgil Van Dijk given both the defenders possesses similar traits. The Dutchman is also well known for his calm and composed displays. Together they could create a formidable bond at the back that could make the Reds close to unbreachable.
The centre-back was also supreme against the Reds in their Champions League victory. He will definitely add more quality to their backline. Jurgen Klopp must ensure he beats Man United to land the player at Anfield.
There’s a strong belief around Anfield at the moment after the club made it to the Champions League final last season. With Koulibaly in the squad, Liverpool can go on to claim their first piece of silverware under Klopp.