"Strong and commanding": James Pearce was impressed with youngster against Newcastle

James Pearce was impressed with Ibrahima Konate's performance against Newcastle United at Anfield last night.

The journalist said that the Liverpool centre-back was "strong and commanding" throughout the Premier League fixture.

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."

Ibrahima Konate

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.

After 17 matches, the Reds sit in second-place on the Premier League table. Liverpool are only one-point behind league leaders Manchester City.

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.

Share This Article
Fan Comments
Lachlan Ballingall
Freelance sports journalist and Red from Melbourne. Currently an editor at Anfield Watch.
TwitterWebsite URL
Freelance sports journalist and Red from Melbourne. Currently an editor at Anfield Watch.
Enjoying Anfield Watch?
Subscribe To Our LFC Newsletter