Senegal International And Napoli Defender Frustrate Liverpool’s Title Defence

Liverpool’s failure to puncture the home defence was largely down to the impressive form of Kalidou Koulibaly, at the heart of the Napoli defence.

The Senegal international repeatedly demonstrated why he has been mentioned in dispatches as a target of the Premier League’s biggest clubs, throughout the summer.

Named the best defender in Serie A last term, the 28-year-old made several key interceptions and dispossessed both Roberto Firmino and Salah in one-versus-one situations.

And he continued in that vein, patrolling behind left-back Mario Rui to snuff out the danger posed by the Egyptian’s pace and trickery.
His reading of the game was exemplary throughout, ensuring he was rarely caught out of possession and was able to spring Napoli attacks.