Pearce further added that Konate made some crucial tackles/interceptions against the Magpies.
Liverpool defeated Newcastle United 3-1.
As quoted by Anfield Watch's Twitter account, Pearce told The Athletic the following: "Really enjoyed Konate's performance. Strong and commanding. Made some big tackles at key moments and I loved that bit of close control just in front of the technical areas when he kept the ball away from [Ryan] Fraser."
ANFIELD WATCH VERDICT
We were also impressed with Konate's display against Newcastle United. The centre-back registered a WhoScored player rating of 6.84 for his 90-minute performance against the Magpies.
Konate completed one tackle and three interceptions during the Premier League fixture.
The only thing missing from the 22-year-old's performance against Newcastle United was a clean sheet. But, Liverpool secured the three points and that is all that matters.
The aforementioned placings highlight that the Reds could mount a serious challenge for the title. But, only time will tell if Liverpool are genuine contenders.