Legend Aldridge tells Liverpool to hijack Man United move and sign £90m powerhouse Koulibaly
Liverpool legend John Aldridge has urged Jurgen Klopp to replace Dejan Lovren with ‘powerhouse defender’ and Manchester United target Kalidou Koulibaly.
Koulibaly is now considered to be one of the best centre-backs on the panet after amking a real name for himsel at Napoli and his performances for the Italians have linked him with a switch to Old Trafford.
It is no secret that United are keen to add a defender or two to the back-line this transfer window, and reports have claimed United are ready to splash the cash and offer around £90 million to acquire the services of Koulibaly.
However, Aldridge believes Liverpool must look to bring in a replacement for Lovren, who has not been that impressive this season, and has suggested that Napoli star Koulibaly could be the answer.
Speaking to the Irish Independent, former Liverpool striker Aldridge 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.’