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Sadio Mane urges Liverpool to make transfer for ‘world class’ Kalidou Koulibaly and says ‘no club could refuse’ defender

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. 


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