Liverpool. are reportedly still interested in signing Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly.
Jurgen Klopp looks set to be in the market for defensive reinforcements following injuries to Virgil van Dijk and Fabinho.
Van Dijk is likely out for the rest of the season with a knee injury, while Fabinho will definitely miss this weekend’s clash with West Ham United.
On the Brazilian’s injury, Klopp said: “Fab is not in, that’s clear. He got a little injury and so he will be out for the weekend and probably slightly longer.”
Those injuries mean that the champions are beginning to be linked with a host of central defenders, with Kouliably amongst the names touted with a move.
According to Calciomercato (via ESPN) Liverpool are indeed still interested in signing the 29-year-old.
And hopes of bringing the centre-back to Anfield will have been boosted after he refused to rule out a possible move in the future.
"I love Naples and Naples loves me, that's the most important thing," Koulibaly told Sky Sports after Thursday's 1-0 Europa League win over Real Sociedad.
"I always make myself available game after game, I still have three years of contract, I'm calm, the teams are looking for me but I'm still here. I play at my level and I help this team and these people because I want to give something back to them then we'll see what happens.”
Before he continued: "I had a more difficult season even if I didn't do badly but we know the level I have and we knew I could give more.
"This year the coach told me that it mattered a lot about me because I have to help the team and I had to get back to my level.
“He simply told me the truth and told me to my face and I went to work and available to everyone and today we see the result,
"But we must be aware that the season is still long and there are many games where we need to maintain this level."