Jurgen Klopp has been told that signing Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly would make Liverpool unstoppable.
Koulibaly has established himself as one of the best defenders in Europe over the past few seasons and former Reds midfielder Don Hutchison says he would make Liverpool almost impossible to beat.
Having won the Champions League last season, Jurgen Klopp’s side had stormed 25 points clear at the top of the Premier League this term and moved to within two victories of the title when the campaign was suspended.
Despite Liverpool’s dominance, Hutchison says Koulibaly – who has been repeatedly linked with a move to Manchester United – would be a welcome addition at Anfield.
‘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,’ the former Liverpool, West Ham and Everton man told ESPN FC.
‘I don’t think there’s anyone better, there won’t be another partnership like it.
‘The best defenders out there in Europe apart 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 great 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 harder to beat, he makes them a physical presence.
‘You wouldn’t want to play against Van Dijk or Koulibaly – how on earth as a striker as a striker do you even think about getting any joy out of those two?’
Hutchison, who also made 26 appearances for Scotland, added: ‘I think if you’re going to win titles and you want to try and adapt, Liverpool have to be harder 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 nigh-on impossible to break down, Alisson behind them.
‘And it would just put fear I would imagine into every manager and every player that lines up against Liverpool trying to come up with a game plan of how you’re actually going to score goals, what is Liverpool’s weakness going to be?
‘And with Koulibaly and Van Dijk and Alisson as that sort of triangle, that three, they would take some beating.’
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