Jurgen Klopp is said to be mulling over a move for the Senegalese Koulibaly with a former Anfield star eager to see deal completed, MySportDab reports.
Liverpool would “wrap the title up right there” if a huge cash deal was done to bring in Kalidou Koulibaly, says former Reds star Don Hutchison.
Jurgen Klopp is said to be mulling over a move for the Napoli defender.
Koulibaly has long been linked with a switch to the Premier League, with Manchester United reported to have been monitoring his situation for some time.
It could be that 2020 is the year in which the Senegal international takes on a new challenge outside of Italy.
Liverpool would need to invest heavily once more in order to win that race, having previously splashed out £75 million on Van Dijk.
However Hutchison believes that would be money properly spent as the Reds would become absolutely unstoppable.
Hutchison told ESPN FC of the transfer talk: “I think if Koulibaly comes through the door at Liverpool and he plays alongside Virgil van Dijk.
I think you wrap the title up right there.
“I don’t think there’s anyone better, there won’t be any other partnership like it.
“The best defenders out there in Europe aside from the Premier League at the moment is Milan Skriniar at Inter Milan.
My gut feeling is he’s going to join Pep Guardiola at Man City and alongside him is Koulibaly.
“I think at 28 he’s a remarkable age, he’s got good pace, he’s strong, he’s a leader.
I think he walks straight into Liverpool’s line up and he makes them tougher to beat, he makes them a physical presence.
“You wouldn’t want to play in opposition to Van Dijk or Koulibaly because how on earth as a striker do you even think about getting any joy out of those two?
“I think if you’re going to win titles and you want to attempt and adapt, Liverpool have to be tougher to beat.
“You have to go into Europe and you have to have people like Koulibaly who can lead you in Europe.
“You can try and go that way when games are tight if you want a clean sheet.
Koulibaly and Van Dijk, Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold would be impossible to break down.
“And it would just put fear and i imagine, into every manager and every player that lines up in opposition to Liverpool trying to come up with a game plan.
How you’re absolutely going to score goals, what is Liverpool’s weak point going to be?
“And with Koulibaly and Van Dijk and Alisson as that sort of triangle, that three, they would take some beating.”
Van Dijk proved to be one of the final pieces in the puzzle for Liverpool as they claimed Champions League glory in 2019.
Klopp’s men having gone on to establish a 25 point lead at the top of the Premier League table before football shut down amid the coronavirus pandemic.