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09-11-2021 | 11:38 Football

Ibrahima Konate makes Liverpool promise as reveals how Jurgen Klopp engineered transfer

Ibrahima Konate named Liverpool a “mythical” club when making a promise the fans will love, and revealed the lengths Jurgen Klopp went to to get the transfer over the line. The 22-year-old joined the Reds this summer becoming the only transfer of the club for the recent transfer window. And in a recent interview with French TV station Canal+ (via Sport Witness), Konate promised he’ll do “everything to earn his spot”. He also said he may have to bide his team for an extended run in the team, indicating he has already adapted to his initial role as a squad player well.
“I told myself that if I come to Liverpool, yes it’s another level, but I trust my abilities,” said Konate.   “So I’m going to do everything to earn my spot, whether it be short-term or long-term”.
The Frenchman also spoke about the £36m transfer that brought him to Anfield from RB Leipzig. In doing so, he outlined the role Klopp played and labelled Liverpool a “mythical” club.
“When you arrive in such a club, you do so with a bit of apprehension,” he admitted.   “But [it helps] if there’s a club ready to put such an amount on you, and the manager is talking to you, making you understand he wants you.   “Jurgen Klopp is, I think, one of the best managers in the world. We spoke a lot on the phone. I asked him personal questions, he did too.   “What I really felt was a trust, and I felt this club was really a mythical club, different from the others. I felt myself being here even before I’d signed. So all this is why I took the decision to come to this club.”
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