Former Red Andrea Dossena has suggested that Liverpool should consider signing Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly.

Dossena, who played for Liverpool between 2008-2010, has stated that Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is very close to having a complete team.

Dossena believes that Klopp is missing “one piece” in his team. The former Red believes that Koulibaly is the “piece” that Klopp needs to complete his squad.

Dossena believes that Liverpool could complete a deal for the centre-back.

Speaking to Radio Musica TV, as quoted by Sports Mole, Dossena said: “If the league resumes, Napoli will struggle to qualify for the Champions League, so they will have to sell some important players.

“Klopp is missing one piece to complete a stratospheric squad and the Koulibaly-Van Dijk pairing could become a big barrier. Liverpool have no economic problems and therefore a deal with the English club would be within reach.”

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NAPLES, ITALY – DECEMBER 01: Kalidou Koulibaly of SSC Napoli during the Serie A match between SSC Napoli and Bologna FC at Stadio San Paolo on December 01, 2019 in Naples, Italy. (Photo by Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images)

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Dossena’s opinion is certainly worth listening to, and I’ll explain why. He played at left-back for the Reds under Rafa Benitez.

During his time at the club, he played alongside the likes of Jamie Carragher and Sami Hyypia. Those particular players have previously been voted as two of Liverpool’s greatest-ever central defenders by Bleacher Report.

That highlights that Dossena trained and played alongside some pretty good centre-backs. He has an understanding of what a good centre-back looks like, which is exactly the position that Koulibaly plays in.

Earlier this year, Koulibaly was voted as one of the best centre-backs in the world by Pundit Feed.

That does highlight that he would add something to Liverpool’s starting XI, which is what Dossena has stated.

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