“It’s crazy. You can’t even explain it," said Konate's brother. "A few weeks ago, the family told him that what he was lacking was goals, and now he puts three in a row in big games! Benfica twice, Manchester City.
“There were three clubs interested by Ibrahima at the time (2014), including Sochaux and Rennes. If Paris Saint-Germain had come to see him, we don’t know what would have happened.
“However, his choice was well thought out, and looking back, it clearly was the right one looking at the career he has. Now, it’s Liverpool, Anfield.”
Anfield Watch Verdict
Even though Konate may not have got as many minutes as he was hoping for this season, he has been a massive part of the squad and it's clear to see that he is Virgil van Dijk's long-term partner/successor.
Yes, Ibou is still a bit raw around the edges but he's 22-years-old and he doesn't look out of place in the best defence in the world.
His passing has been outstanding, his recovery speed rivals Virgil and his ariel ability is unverifiable. He has all the attributes to become one of the best centre-backs in the world under Klopp's guidance.
For the price of £36m, we definitely bought the best centre-back from RB Leipzig last summer.