Liverpool told to sign world class £60 million man after Lovren gamble backfires

Liverpool should look to sign Kalidou Koulibaly in the next transfer window, Jurgen Klopp has been told.

Liverpool will be without star defender Virgil Van Dijk for a number of months after he was assaulted in the draw with Everton last weekend, and it means that Jurgen Klopp may have to sign a new defender in the January window.

Koulibaly has been linked with a move to the Premier League for months, with Manchester United also interested in trying to secure a transfer deal, but after Van Dijk picked up that injury and Liverpool sold Dejan Lovren in the summer, a move for Koulibaly has been muted.

Former Reds striker John Aldridge told the Liverpool Echo: “It’s a bit unfortunate now that we let Dejan Lovren go because even though you always felt he had the odd mistake in him, he would have been useful to have as back up.

“But we haven’t [signed back up] and will have to make the best of it.

“We’ve got Fabinho who can drop in and even Jordan Henderson at a push, but the thing with Van Dijk is he makes everyone alongside him look a better player.

“All over the field we’ve got some top, top players but if there was one player out of them all who you wouldn’t want to be without for any length of time, it’s the big man.

“He’s played virtually every minute of every game since he arrived and is irreplaceable. It’s a big problem for Liverpool, there’s no sugar-coating it.

“What we’ve got to do between now and January 1st is make sure we score more than whoever we’re playing – which we can do with our firepower – and, then even though it won’t be easy for Jurgen to find the right player, go into the transfer market to buy a defender.

“Koulibaly from Napoli would be the one for me, although he doesn’t really tick a lot of the boxes in terms of age and what he would cost.

“But I really think the club is going to have to try and do something, given how long Virgil’s likely to be out for, [Joel] Matip and [Joe] Gomez’s injury record and the fact we only had three senior centre-halves to start with because they took a gamble on not buying a replacement for Lovren.”

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