Kalidou Koulibaly says he's 'staying calm' as speculation mounts over his future at Napoli amid continued links to Liverpool.

The Reds have been linked with a host of centre-back over the past couple of weeks to replace long-term absentee Virgil van Dijk.

The Dutchman is facing a lengthy rehabilitation having damaged the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during the Merseyside derby earlier this month.

One of the names linked with the Anfield club as a possible replacement for Van Dijk has been Koulibaly.

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The Senegal centre-back is contracted at Napoli until 2023, and although he has confessed his love for the Serie A club, he failed to rule out leaving for a new challenge anytime soon.

"I love Naples and Naples loves me, that's the most important thing," he said via Sky Sports.

"I always make myself available game after game, I still have three years of contract, I'm calm, the teams are looking for me but I'm still here.

"I play at my level and I help this team and these people because I want to give something back to them then we'll see what happens."

Before he continued: "I had a more difficult season even if I didn't do badly but we know the level I have and we knew I could give more.

"This year the coach told me that it mattered a lot about me because I have to help the team and I had to get back to my level.

“He simply told me the truth and told me to my face and I went to work and available to everyone and today we see the result,

"But we must be aware that the season is still long and there are many games where we need to maintain this level."