Liverpool defender Ibrahima Konate made his debut for the Reds on Tuesday in a pre-season friendly against German side VFB Stuttgart in Austria.
Philipp Förster gave Stuttgart a shock lead on the day after just six minutes, as he finished off a well-worked move. Sadio Mane equalised for Jurgen Klopp’s side just 15 minutes later though, as the 30-minute game finished 1-1.
Konate played his part in the game, as he started in the heart of the Liverpool defence, alongside youngster Rhys Williams.
The 22-year-old signed for the club during the summer transfer window from German outfit RB Leipzig, reportedly seeing his £36,000 per-week wages doubled with the Reds, so he’ll be keen to make a positive impact with the Premier League side at the earliest of opportunities.
Konate took to Twitter following his debut, and was clearly delighted to have featured for his new team in pre-season.
Plenty of Liverpool supporters also took to social media to issue their verdicts on Konate’s recent display in their draw against VFB Stuttgart.
Take a look at the best of the reaction from Twitter below….
“In my 50 years of watching Liverpool reds I have never seen a better player than you.”
“You look like a great player.”
“Great debut Ibou. Look forward to watching you play more and of course alongside Big Virg.”
“World best defender already.”
“Well done Ibou, very solid game today. Only going to get better.”
“Great recovery speed! Exactly the kind of defender we need!”
“Gonna be a monster at the back.”
“Faster than Usain Bolt.”
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