When brought by Liverpool for 40 million euros from RB Leipzig, Ibrahima Konate seemed to have known that his playing minutes were not guaranteed to be regular, given the presence of Joel Matip, Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk in the middle of the defense.
However, when given the opportunity to play by Jurgen Klopp, Konate squandered the opportunity. Like when he played 90 minutes against Manchester United, the French defender seemed to carry out his duties in the back sector perfectly.
Because in addition to Liverpool winning big with a score of 5-0, he was also able to stop the attacks of superstars, Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes whenever the two players wanted to create a threat.
Seeing himself able to make a good impression on Klopp, Konate is even more motivated and at the same time poses a threat to Gomez and Matip in the fight for the main place as central defender.
“When it comes to Liverpool, I will try to do everything to get the main place. It doesn’t matter whether I will do it in the short or long term,” said Konate of Express Football.
“When you arrive at a club like Liverpool, you may experience a bit of anxiety. However, if there is a club that is ready to give you a chance and the coach wants to talk to you, it makes me think if this team wants you,” he concluded.
Seeing the Reds who just suffered a shock defeat against West Ham United, it seems that Klopp will start thinking about trying to get Konate back and partnered with Virgil van Dijk.