Many Liverpool fans have been hailing Ibrahima Konate as Christian Falk has revealed that the RB Leipzig star is a transfer target for the January window.
As per the Sport BILD journalist, the France U21 international is alongside his teammate in Dayot Upamecano on the list Jurgen Klopp’s team are reportedly targeting to replace the injured Virgil Van Dijk and Joe Gomez.
Who should Liverpool sign?
Several members of the Anfield faithful seem to want Konate over his centre-back partner, with one Red even claiming that the former is ‘better than Upamecano’.
In some key areas for a central defender, this is true, with Konate averaging more interceptions and clearances than his teammate so far in the 2020/21 Bundesliga term (Whoscored).
Konate also wins a mammoth five duels a game in the German top flight, and could well be the dominant centre-half that the Kop has been crying out for following the injuries in that position.
Liverpool fan reaction to Konate link
These LFC supporters hailed him on Twitter after learning that he is on their transfer shortlist, with one fan even claiming that the 21 year-old would be a ‘perfect’ signing:
KONATE YESSSS PLS NOT UPAMECANNOTDEFEND https://t.co/Yn29s4Sw9j
— Vik (@LFCVik2) December 4, 2020
I beg we get konate https://t.co/18sa5Aaq5Y
— ibrahim (@ibrahimkhvn) December 4, 2020
Would love Konate https://t.co/jt5XZlSsZL
— Stephen (@stephen_6times) December 4, 2020
YES PLEASE Konate would honestly be perfect https://t.co/HlsMc0BCMt
— . (@lfcKar) December 4, 2020
Konate always has and always will be better than Upamecano. https://t.co/XSe7nJ4jPh
— Charlie Griffiths (@charlie_griff90) December 4, 2020
I'd rather Phillips than Upamecano, but Konate would be unreal. https://t.co/NnApv2bl7H
— ً (@SadioIogist) December 4, 2020
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