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Liverpool trigger Ibrahima Konate release clause
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Liverpool trigger Ibrahima Konate release clause

Reports suggest that Liverpool have triggered Ibrahima Konate's £36m release clause and hope to close a deal for the RB Leipzig defender in the coming days. Discussions are underway between both clubs for the 22-year-old center-back. Konate played 21 games for RB Leipzig this season with 8 starts in the Bundesliga as they finished second, 13 points behind eventual champions Bayern Munich. Liverpool need reinforcements in defense and the France U21 international alongside the likes of Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, and Joel Matip who will be hoping to return before the start of next season will ensure this. It can be recalled that the aforementioned trio played no part in the majority of the 2020/21 season due to injuries. READ: 2020/21 UCL Final – The clash of the billionaires and...

BIG BLOW: Joel Matip set to miss next 10 games for Liverpool

Liverpool FC have been dealt a huge injury blow as Joel Matip is set to face a lengthy spell on the sidelines. The Cameroon international has been an unsung hero at the back for the Reds although the likes of Virgil Van Dijk, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson receive the plaudits occasionally, and deservedly so. His partnership with Van Dijk has produced a world-class backline that has seen Liverpool improve immensely in defense. The player has been consistent for a while now, and was key to Liverpool's UEFA Champions League triumph last season. However, Klopp will now have to improvise as Joel Matip will be out for up to six weeks as he continues on his way to recovery from a knee problem that has plagued him. The central defender picked up the knock in the Premier League...