Konaté vs Zlatan

Konaté vs Zlatan

It seems to be common within modern cinema, to pit an unstoppable force against the immovable object. It’s often a tale of strength, arrogance, and sometimes a legendary icon pitted against a worthy opponent. The last few weeks (indeed much of the season), has seen a certain rhetoric take place regarding certain players. The likes of Naby Keïta and Ibrahima Konaté, both possess tremendous attributes as footballers. The former has the potential to be an elite level midfielder, yet injuries …
Joe Gomez - Patience Is A Virtue

Joe Gomez - Patience Is A Virtue

Liverpool's handling of Ibrahima Konate

Liverpool's handling of Ibrahima Konate

Ibrahima Konate has made just two starts for Liverpool following his £36million transfer from RB Leipzig this summer.  The first arrived in the 3-0 win over Crystal Palace in the Premier League and then he was included in the starting XI for the 3-0 Carabao Cup victory over Norwich City. It has now been close to a month since he last featured for the Reds and I’ve seen complaints from some fans.  With injuries stacking up elsewhere, people are starting …
Klopp’s Campaign Management

Klopp’s Campaign Management

Stubbornness, single mindedness, arrogance and an absolute inability to adjust one's methods, can be the downfall of even the best managers in modern football. In recent years we have seen the likes of Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho, unable to adapt to the modern needs of Premier League football, with both departing the division at relative low points. The signs are often evident, the fall off from brilliance usually gradual, but the reason for the decline always consistent. Football changes, …
“I Sleep Immediately!” - Reds Defender Discusses Training Intensity

“I Sleep Immediately!” - Reds Defender Discusses Training Intensity

Liverpool defender Ibrahima Konaté has been settling in well during his first pre-season training as a Jürgen Klopp recruit. Konaté is now in Évian with the first-team squad having left their training camp in Austria for a change of scenery. The Reds will finally arrive back on Merseyside in the coming week. Speaking to Liverpoolfc.com about their pre-season training routines and the intensity in the sessions, Konaté said:
“For sure [it’s tough], but I don’t care about this. “We are …
Konaté Gears up for First Season in Red Under Klopp

Konaté Gears up for First Season in Red Under Klopp

New Liverpool signing Ibrahima Konaté is preparing for a gruelling first season at Anfield after his move from RB Leipzig this summer. Jürgen Klopp and Michael Edwards made the decision to trigger Konaté's transfer release clause from the Bundesliga in early June. The France U21 international centre-back was purchased for a fee of £36 million and will take the number 5 jersey vacated by former Red Gini Wijnaldum. Konaté is currently in Austria with Klopp and the first-team squad undergoing …
Reds Get Stuck Into Second Day of Training in Austria

Reds Get Stuck Into Second Day of Training in Austria

Liverpool are settling into their Austrian training camp as they stepped it up a gear on their second day in the Salzburg region. A spec-less Jürgen Klopp - rumours are that he may have had laser eye surgery - oversaw proceedings with his coaching staff in the beautiful surroundings. The Reds welcomed back players from long-term injuries such as Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, and Joël Matip. Matip and Gomez could be seen in the Liverpoolfc.com photos taking part in …
New Liverpool Star Has Potential to Be

New Liverpool Star Has Potential to Be "World Class"

Liverpool assistant manager Peter Krawietz believes that they have added a defender to their ranks who has the potential to be "world-class". Jürgen Klopp and co have added France U21 international centre-back Ibrahima Konaté to the squad this summer. The big defender joins from Bundesliga side RB Leipzig. Speaking to Liverpoolfc.com, Krawietz discussed the talents of Konate and his belief that the 6' 4" defender has what it takes to reach the very top in the game:
“In him we …
Klopp lauds Reds new signing Ibrahima Konaté ahead of new season

Klopp lauds Reds new signing Ibrahima Konaté ahead of new season

Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp believes The Reds have signed a centre-back with "massive potential" in Ibrahima Konaté. Konaté, 22, joins from Bundesliga side RB Leipzig after Liverpool triggered his release clause of around £35 million. The 6'4" defender is currently with the French U21 squad as they prepare to face the Netherlands in the UEFA Euro 2021 U21 quarter-finals on Monday evening. He will officially become a Liverpool player on July 1st. Speaking to Liverpoolfc.com about the signing of Konaté, …
Liverpool reported to have completed deal to sign RB Leipzig defender

Liverpool reported to have completed deal to sign RB Leipzig defender

Reports broke on Tuesday that Liverpool have completed a deal to sign RB Leipzig defender Ibrahima Konaté as The Reds get down to business. Konaté, 22, is a right-sided French centre-half who joined the Bundesliga side for free as an 18-year-old back in 2017. On Tuesday, journalist Fabrizio Romano reported that a deal had been agreed and a medical already completed by Konaté with Liverpool set to trigger the defender's €35 million release clause ahead of a summer move.
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