SADIO MANE has urged Liverpool to sign Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly – his national team-mate at Senegal.
Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is a big fan of the £90million-rated star, who helped his club win the Coppa Italia last month.
Koulibaly is also wanted by Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea – as well as Barcelona, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain.
But Mane believes the 29-year-old superstar would be a huge hit for the newly-crowned Premier League champions.
The duo were clubmates at Metz in 2011-12, and have played together many times for Senegal’s Teranga Lions.
Mane, 28, said: “Kalidou Koulibaly is an excellent defender, and one of the world’s best in his position.
“I would be very happy to play alongside him at club level, as I have known him for years.”
Klopp is on the lookout for a new centre-back to partner Virgil van Dijk.
Joe Gomez and Joel Matip are currently on the books but Dejan Lovren is nearing a possible move to Russian side Zenit St Petersburg.
And Klopp will likely heed Mane’s thoughts, with the frontman’s 20 goals in 44 games this term playing a big part in Liverpool’s first league title for 30 years.