PREMIER - Ibrahima Konate in Liverpool: Typically Klopp
Ibrahima Konate has been allowed to play in competitive games twice so far. Against Crystal Palace in the Premier League and at Norwich City in the League Cup, there were safe 3-0 wins at the end, in which the new signing from RB Leipzig was quite convincing.
However, so far it has not been enough for more missions, as a rule the 22-year-old sits on the bench for the entire game. But there is no reason to panic - rather, the approach of the trainer is typically Jurgen Klopp, as the 'Liverpool Echo' points out.
Other newcomers such as six-man Fabinho or left-back Andy Robertson had to familiarize themselves with the Reds' style of play for months before they matured into regular and world-class players.
At Borussia Dortmund, Klopp once did the same. In his early days at BVB Ilkay Gundogan was sometimes not even in the matchday squad and a few months later became indispensable and a national player.
Klopp is likely to have similar plans for Konate. Because anyone who knows the German coach can be sure that he will not sign such an expensive player without a specific plan for the starting eleven. Until then, Konate still has to develop and be patient.