'A Real Life Cheat Code' — Liverpool Fans Want Defender After Imperious Champions League Performance

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Liverpool ensured they reached the knockout phases of the Champions League with a dramatic win over Napoli yesterday in yet another memorable Anfield European night. Although it was an affair predominately dominated by Liverpool, one Napoli man caught the eye of supporters — Kalidou Koulibaly.

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Koulibaly, who was effectively a one-man defence at times for the visitors, was immense throughout the 90 minutes and the scoreline could have been much less flattering to the Italians if it weren’t for his display.

Showing the acceleration and physicality that makes him one of the most sought after defenders in Europe, Koulibaly dealt with Liverpool’s attacks well and apart from (thankfully) getting spun by Salah on one occasion for Liverpool’s goal, he was an imperious presence and had fans salivating at the prospect of a partnership between him and Virgil Van Dijk on Twitter:

 

 

 

 

 

READ: Match Report: Liverpool 1 Napoli 0

Although there’s little denying Koulibaly and Van Dijk would be the finest centre-back pairing in Europe, you have to wonder if signing him would be predatory to Joe Gomez’s development.

The young defender has come on leaps and bounds alongside Van Dijk this season and signing Koulibaly would resign him to a backup role, which wouldn’t be beneficiary, especially considering the £90m or so that Napoli apparently want for his signature.

As long as he doesn’t move to Manchester United, which has been mooted recently, that’s the most important thing…

 

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