Jurgen Klopp leaves subtle hint on future Liverpool transfers after Ibrahima Konate deal –

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Jurgen Klopp leaves subtle hint on future Liverpool transfers after Ibrahima Konate deal – fr


Jurgen Klopp has subtly hinted that there could be future Liverpool transfers underway.
It comes after the announcement of Ibrahima Konate, who arrived from RB Leipzig following the triggering of his £ 36million release clause.

The defender was the club’s main target after talks began in March on his arrival.

Injuries to Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez have put Liverpool poorly this year and have contributed to their shoddy Premier League title defense.

“I’m really happy to join a club as massive as Liverpool,” said Konate, after spending four years at RB Leipzig – joining Dayot Upamecano and Julian Nagelsmann on the way out this summer.



Ibrahima Konate signed for Liverpool from RB Leipzig

And Klopp subtly hinted that more deals were on the way after he landed another player from the Red Bull squad.

Along with RB Leipzig, RB Salzburg provided a number of stars for the Reds including Naby Keita and Takumi Minamino, while Sadio Mane also played for the Austrian club.

The Liverpool manager said: “He comes to us after having played more than 90 times for Leipzig in the Bundesliga and European football.

“I’m sure that number would have been higher without a few injuries, but even so, it means he already has the experience of what it takes to compete in two extremely difficult competitions.

“He also played for a Champions League team in high pressure matches, which has a vision of football similar to ours.

“I am convinced that we are recruiting a player who can play for us right away, but he is a 22 year old boy who has room to improve due to his enormous potential.



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“I know this is something he looks forward to working with us to become an even better player.

“For me it’s really exciting because I’ve seen how good he is already and I can’t wait to work with him when he joins us in the preseason.

This means Ozan Kabak will return to Schalke after the club decided to deny the possibility of signing the Turkey international for £ 18million.

But Klopp was keen to insist that the center-back played a good part in his stint on loan, alongside rookies Nat Phillips and Rhys Williams.

“I’m really happy that we were able to add a player of Ibrahima’s quality to our squad and he’s someone I’ve admired for a long time, ever since I first realized his potential when he was in Sochaux, ”says Klopp.

“After the issues we had with the injuries at the center-half last season, there is no doubt that this was an area of ​​the team that we needed to strengthen – but first I have to say that the work that Nat, Rhys and Ozan was amazing. Incredible really.

“At Ibrahima, we are recruiting a player who will add to the quality that we already have here. His physical attributes are very impressive; he is fast, he is very strong and he dominates in the air. “

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