Ibrahima Konate, New Centre-Back of Liverpool
Liverpool moved to quickly to sign Ibrahima Konate to strengthen their defender squad. As we know that many Liverpool’s defenderd were injured, and they just came back to the training center after struggling with their injuries. Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip are defenders who were injured so badly last season.
I think Jurgen Klopp doesn’t want to do gambling with them, that’s is why he signed a new fresh centre-back from RB Leipzig.
I think Konate is a good signing for The Reds. But, I am curious why Liverpool didn’t sign permanently Ozan Kabak. Kabak is a good centre-back and he has proved himself by playing great with Nats Phillips.
So why Liverpool prefer to sign Konate than Kabak? I think this is the answer:
Guido Schafer, former team-mate of Jurgen Klopp's at Mainz, said that: "he is tall, fast, good technique and he is a little bit of Virgil van Dijk...He has very high-class potential. He is a great athlete, he has good speed and there are no silly tackles - he is an intelligent player. Konaté is also well known for his passing and strength in the air”.Source
I hope Konate will be adapting with the teams as soon as possible. It’s a perfect time for Konate to show his skill and moral when joining the team as they are training in Austria. Konate is an international player of France, and you know he would be a really great wondeful player under Jurgen klopp.