New Liverpool defender Ibrahima Konate has detailed what the club’s fans can expect from him in 2021/22 as he hopes to become a better defender.
Konate signed for RB Leipzig in 2017 and up until the end of the 2020/21 season, he played 95 times for them across all competitions.
Alongside Dayot Upamecano, Konate impressed as the German outfit reached the semi-final of the Champions League in 2019/20.
“Of course, I will learn [from] these players, but not just with these players, with every player on this team. It’s just the start and with time it will be [a lot] better.
“I am very happy to be here with the team,
“My first impressions, I am very happy because I work with great players and I know I will [improve] here and I will be better with time.”
Konate went onto say that he is “not careless” in possession and that he offers goals:
“I am big, strong and I cannot say I’m so technical – but I am not careless with the ball.
“I can score more with my foot than my head! This is a little bit strange, but this is me.
“I have these qualities – but I have to work again, more, more, more to become a good defender.”
“The planning of the pre-season was incredibly difficult.
“So we stay now for around about four weeks away and this is really, really strange.
“It’s clear they have a similar situation but it’s a preparation after a season for a short period.
“We prepare after a long break for a long season. So the training will be really intense from a specific point of view.
“It’s now already intense for the situation they are in. So we have to be creative and everybody is responsible for keeping the mood up. I never experienced a situation like that – 28 days is really long. But it’s good as well.