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Liverpool launch bid for £25.5m-rated Van Dijk alternative

The Liverpool fans here in the Football Transfer Tavern are settling in for a summer which could define their success over the coming season, and cannot wait to see who manager Jurgen Klopp will bring in.

The German boss guided the Reds to a Champions League return last season, but it is now vital that the former Borussia Dortmund man brings in the right faces to ensure the club can stay at that level for the foreseeable future.

With that in mind, the powers that be on Merseyside have been looking to sure up the defensive line before the start of the new season. While the Reds were arguably the most potent attacking force in the Premier League last season, there were plenty of concerns at the back.

Having failed to land a deal for Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk after releasing an embarrassing statement withdrawing their interest, it seems another top target has emerged.

According to reports from Sport Review, Liverpool have seen a bid rejected for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly.

The £25.5m-rated Senegalese international, whose international teammate Sadio Mane shone at Anfield last season, was a mainstay as Napoli landed a third placed finish in Serie A last season, scoring twice.

Reds fans, we want to hear from you! What do you make of Koulibaly? Would he be a good addition? Let us know in the comments…

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