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Leboeuf Predicts Another Season Of Dominance For Liverpool If They Sign ‘Fantastic’ Partner For Van Dijk

Leboeuf Predicts Another Season Of Dominance For Liverpool If They Sign ‘Fantastic’ Partner For Van Dijk

Former Chelsea defender Frank Leboeuf says Liverpool would be tough to beat if they signed Napoli centre-half Kalidou Koulibaly when the transfer window opens.

Reports in Italy have consistently linked the Reds with a move for the Senegalese international, although it does seem unlikely that Jurgen Klopp’s side would shell out a sizeable fee on a player who turns 29 later this month.

However, when asked to assess the clubs that Koulibaly could play for, Leboeuf said the centre-back would form a formidable partnership with Virgil van Dijk:

“I think Liverpool would be a good fit with Van Dijk, that would be fantastic. Paris Saint-Germain as well with Marquinhos, there would be two great central defenders.”

“I think Chelsea will need a player like that, I don’t know if Koulibaly will be interested, but even if they have two very good central defenders, Koulibaly I think belongs to another level and would fit very well.”

“But definitely, I know he has a link with Liverpool, Van Dijk and Koulibaly at the back – my God, that’s going to be another Red season I guess.”

Liverpool supporters shouldn’t get their hopes up over this one. For some reason, Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis is still holding out for around €100m (£89m) despite the current financial climate.

Considering the Reds failed to sanction a move for RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner, who would have cost half that amount, the prospect of Koulibaly moving to Anfield this summer is a remote possibility.