Date: 1st May 2020 at 11:00am
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A number of Liverpool fans have not been impressed by transfer reports linking Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly with a move to Anfield.

Tuttomercatoweb reported [via Sport Witness] that the Reds have made contact with the Serie A club about a possible move for the 28-year-old, with Napoli chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis prepared to sell the centre-back to raise funds if they miss out on Champions League qualification. The transfer story was later shared on Twitter by @AnfieldEdition.

According to Tuttomercatoweb, Koulibaly had been valued at €100m (£87.38m) by his current club but that figure has dropped because of declining market conditions arising from the coronavirus pandemic.

The Senegal international has accumulated 233 appearances for Napoli and boasts a formidable tackling success average of 2.6 per game this season. He has twice helped the Italian club to victories over Liverpool, with clean sheets in both of those wins (as per TransferMarkt).

However, with the Reds boasting the best defence in the Premier League thanks to the contributions of first choice centre-back partnership Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez, these Liverpool fans on Twitter think the club should divert their attention away from Koulibaly in the transfer window:

Would you like to see Koulibaly at Liverpool or is there a need for him at Anfield? Comment below with your views!