Liverpool are going to buy a defender in January – hopefully. The Reds will have to bring someone in, surely? Jürgen Klopp is down to just one centre back until the end of the season with his starting partnership both stricken down. According to reports in Italy, if Liverpool want to sign Kalidou Koulibaly he’ll cost them £63m.
Last Matip standing
Eyebrows were raised when Liverpool started the season with just three centre backs.
Fabinho was designated as a fourth choice, makeshift option if needed but nevertheless, three was risky.
The gamble backfired spectacularly. Virgil van Dijk was ruled out for the season after picking up an injury in the Merseyside Derby.
Fabinho has been ruled out with a hamstring problem.
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Meanwhile Joe Gomez is going to miss most of the campaign with a knee injury of his own.
Joel Matip is the last centre back standing in the Liverpool first team. We need reinforcements.
Liverpool told Koulibaly price
Last Friday The Mirror reported that Liverpool were considering a move for Kalidou Koulibaly in January.
The Reds are desperate for a new recruit and his name is one that keeps cropping up.
The obvious barrier to his signing has always been the price tag set by his club.
Area Napoli have now claimed that there will be no reduction in the asking price and Napoli are standing firm, meaning if Liverpool wanted to sign Kalidou Koulibaly they’d reportedly have to stump up €70m (£63m).
What RTK has to say
Liverpool signing Koulibaly just doesn’t make sense for anybody.
He is 29-years-old, we aren’t about to stump up that sort of money for a defender of that age.
Sure, he is a magnificent footballer and truly one of the world’s greatest centre backs at the moment but he isn’t worth chucking £63m at when we won’t be able to resell him for anywhere near that amount and he only has a few years left at the top.