Centre-back Ibrahima Konate has opened up on his thought process when it came to joining Liverpool.
The Reds signed the Frenchman from RB Leipzig for a transfer fee of €40 million ahead of the 2021-22 campaign.
Konate has revealed that he knew going to Liverpool would be a test, but he was confident that he had the ability to represent the club.
As quoted by Anfield Watch's Twitter account, Konate told Sport Witness the following: “I told myself that if I come to Liverpool, yes it’s another level, but I trust my abilities, so I’m going to do everything to earn my spot, whether it be short-term or long-term."
ANFIELD WATCH VERDICT
Konate has had a decent start to his Liverpool career. The centre-back averaged a WhoScored player rating of 7.31 in his opening four and only matches for the club.
The aforementioned figure highlights that he does have a bright future.
Therefore, we don't expect to see Konate get much of an opportunity for the remainder of the season.
However, the 22-year-old is only young, so his chance will eventually come. Going by Konate's aforementioned comments, he understands that he may need to be patient.