Liverpool held negotiations with 6 ft 1 in African defensive rock

With Virgil van Dijk out injured, the Merseyside giants are linked with numerous defenders and once again the name of Kalidou Koulibaly is in the focus. According to reports going on in the media, Reds are prepared to agree on a fee with Napoli to sign Senegal international in the January transfer window.

Liverpool are more than serious about luring Kalidou and they have made an offer that would meet the asking price set by the Naples based side. In the January transfer window of 2018, the Reds splashed a huge amount of £75m to secure record capture of Virgil Van Dijk from Southampton.

So, if we end up paying nearly £75m for Koulibaly then he would become the second most expensive signing in the history of the Merseyside club. We sold Dejan Lovren in the summer and Joel Matip is on and off injured, therefore a proven quality defender must be signed in winter to bolster the department.

The 29-year-old centre-back is the captain of Senegal and twice he has been named the Player of the Year for his country. For the San Paolo outfit, the Senegalese centre-back has consistently done well and this campaign, he has been in top form under the management of Gennaro Gattuso.

In the last two PL campaigns, we had the best defensive record and a lot of credit for that goes to the leader of the defence i.e. Van Dijk. The Dutch defender brilliantly transformed things at the back and his absence is a problem for the German manager, who should find a solution in the winter.