Liverpool already have a strong team, but they are considered to still need one additional player to compete in all competitions. One player is Senegalese defender Kalidou Koulibaly.
No doubt, Liverpool is one of the best European teams at the moment. However, they still have a few gaps that their opponents can use. One of them is sometimes fragile defense, because it is too dependent on the Dutch defender, Virgil Van Dijk.
Indeed, since he was bailed out from Southampton in the winter of January 2018, Van Dijk was immediately relied on in the defense sector. When the Dutch National Team players were forced to skip either due to injury or other things, Liverpool had difficulty maintaining their defense level.
Naturally, if an analysis of European football, Andrea Dossena considers the process of perfecting the Liverpool squad at this time is still not really complete. In his view, coach Jurgen Klopp still needs some new ammunition.
For Andrea Dossena, Kalidou Koulibaly is an ideal recruitment for the Marseyside team. According to him, the Reds must move quickly, utilizing the financial situation currently faced by the club’s owner, Napoli.
“If the league continues, Napoli will likely find it difficult to penetrate the Champions League zone, so maybe they will be forced to release a number of important players, the two names most commonly mentioned are Fabian and Koulibaly,” Dossena told Goal International.
In the transfer market last summer, Manchester United is actually often associated with the 28-year-old player. However, the Red Devils are considered not really trying to cast an offer, because Napoli put a price tag that is too high.
But the situation is clearly different now. The coronavirus pandemic is believed to have affected the financial condition of the Italian Serie A club, therefore maybe Koulibaly’s tag will be lowered from the real price.
What is clear according to Andrea Dossena, Koulibaly will be the last piece needed by Liverpool.
“Klopp only needs one more piece to perfect his already strong squad, the Koulibaly-Van Dijk pair can be such a formidable fortress,”
“Also, Liverpool don’t have any economic problems, that’s why they are very likely to complete this transfer,” he said.