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Liverpool transfer news: Jurgen Klopp told to sign Man Utd target Kalidou Koulibaly | Football | Sport


The Napoli defender is thought of as one of the best in Europe with several clubs interested.

And former Liverpool striker John Aldridge has told Jurgen Klopp to splash the cash on Koulibaly, or a player of similar standing.

That’s because Dejan Lovren isn’t good enough to help the Reds to Premier League title glory.

Koulibaly has been in superb form again this season and is said to be wanted by Manchester United.

But Aldridge has told Liverpool to do a deal instead.

Speaking to the Irish Independent he said: “This is not a moment for Liverpool to hit the panic button.

“But I would urge the club to consider making a move in the transfer market that could allow them to fit the final piece of a title-winning jigsaw into place.

“Dejan Lovren was a weak link in the defence once again as Jurgen Klopp’s men lost their first Premier League game of the season at Manchester City and I suspect the Croatian will need to be replaced sooner rather than later if this team are to turn potential into success.

“We have seen the impact made by Virgil van Dijk since his £75m arrival last January and I wonder whether a move for a powerhouse defender like Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly could give Klopp’s side the bit they need at the back.

“Top-quality opposition continue to get joy out of targeting Lovren, as he as a tendency to lose concentration and this is why I believe Van Dijk needs an A-list defensive partner.”

Liverpool are currently without Joe Gomez injured with Lovren playing alongside Van Dijk.

But the Croatian came off in the sixth minute against Wolves in the FA Cup defeat leaving Klopp with few options.

In fact Fabinho was forced back into the heart of the defence as 16-year-old Ki-Jana Hoever made his debut.

Liverpool return to action against Brighton in the Premier League on Saturday (3pm).

The Reds currently sit top of the table, four points clear of Manchester City.



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