Ibrahima Konate made his first Liverpool appearance against VfB Stuttgart, a contest that ended 1-1 – just as the previous 30-minute match of the day against Wacker Innsbruck had.
“Yes, I am very happy.”
“It’s an unforgettable moment for me. Yes, without our fans – but I am very, very happy. Just a little bit sad – very sad – because we didn’t win. But it’s OK, I’m happy.”
He also spoke on the team’s play, and how excited he was to see fans again soon at Liverpool’s next friendly against Klopp’s old friends at FSV Mainz 05, a game that will see up to 3,500 supporters in attendance:
“I was very happy with the team on the pitch; good communication with everybody.
“Step by step we will be better, this is the first time in pre-season. We are waiting for the next game.”
“Of course, this is the best,” said Konate. “[It has been] a very long time with the COVID situation, it was very bad for everybody in the world.
“And for the football players, very sad when you play without your fans.
“Now, I think it will be a new level with the fans because the fans were sad to not be here with us. And this will be very, very important to us.”
That’s just great. Can’t wait to see you rapidly closing down on attackers for years to come, Ibrahima.