Liverpool should be looking to join the race for the Senegalese defender Kaidou Koulibaly, says Phil Babb, with the prospect of pairing Napoli star with Virgil van Dijk enough to ramp excitement levels at Anfield up another notch.

Liverpool are faring admirably with those already at their disposal.

Big money has been spent in the latest windows addressing supposed leaks at the back, with Alisson Becker and Virgil van Dijk becoming talismanic figures on Merseyside.

Phil admits there are few holes to pick in a roster which has tasted Champions League glory and remains well on course to lift the Premier League title.

He is, however, of the opinion that another commanding centre-back would not go amiss if the opportunity pops up itself to bring Koulibaly to England.

“As a fan and a broadcaster I wonder where Klopp can improve the squad and I’d probably say they might want to look at bringing in another top centre-half,” former Reds player Babb told

“That’s only because of the injury records of [Joe] Gomez, [Joel] Matip and Dejan Lovren. Virgil van Dijk is like a thoroughbred horse, very rarely gets injured, and if he could have another world class centre-half constantly alongside side him that would bolster Liverpool.

“I’m not so sure they will go into the market again this month or even in the summer, but from my point of view centre-half is the only position that may need addressed.

“Can you imagine Virgil van Dijk and Kalidou Koulibaly together? That would be some centre-half partnership.”

Kalidou is generating transfer talk once more in the current market, with Manchester United said to be plotting an offer to acquire the much sought-after signature of Senegal international.