Liverpool signal Konate
Liverpool, on the again finish of Might, confirmed the signing of Ibrahima Konate from RB Leipzig.
The deal is believed to have set the Reds again £36m.
Konate joined now former membership Leipzig on a free switch in the summertime of 2017, from French outfit FC Sochaux-Montbéliard.
And the 22-year-old went on to garner 95 appearances for Die Roten Bullen, together with 21 this previous season.
Konate is quick, highly effective and good with the ball at his ft, and can little doubt show himself to be a strong signing for a Liverpool facet whose centre-back woes in 2020/21 performed a key position within the membership surrendering their league title to Manchester Metropolis in relatively disappointing style.
Konate set for Liverpool debut
However when will we see Konate in motion?
Liverpool’s pre-season fixture record will get underway subsequent week. The Reds are in Austria for a coaching camp this month, and can play out quite a few video games as they intention to construct health forward of the Premier League getting underway.
Their first motion takes place on Tuesday, July 20th, with two thirty-minute mini-games v FC Wacker Innsbruck and VfB Stuttgart.
When requested about plans for Konate’s first look for the membership, in the meantime, Jurgen Klopp confirmed to Liverpool’s official web site that he will likely be that includes on Tuesday:
“Tuesday. He’s had a superb relaxation, had a traditional pre-season to this point, so yeah, he can play on Tuesday. For Ibou it is crucial that he will get minutes shortly, that’s what pre-season is for.
“All of the individuals from outdoors will say there are similarities between Leipzig and us and that’s true, however anyway there are variations as effectively and the similarities are vital however the variations are extra vital since you see that in coaching. There are some little habits the place he’s doing totally different to what we often do, so we work on that however that’s no longer that straightforward as a result of that’s solely six days now.
“So, all tremendous, utterly regular. The primary few days are there to understand what’s the boy doing when he isn’t pondering. So, pure stuff. After which from there we begin and that’s why he has to play and that’s what is going to occur. Then we are going to see how shortly we are able to get all this info collectively for him after which every little thing is okay. For a defender it’s not as troublesome as it will be for different gamers however it’s nonetheless a job to do, and that’s what we’re doing.”
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