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Mane on Konate: “Like He’s Been Here for Years”

According to Sadio Mane, Liverpool’s only summer signing has been very impressive in training.

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Speaking to Liverpool FC’s official website, Sadio Mane spoke about the return of fans and what a boost it’s been to the team. He also took the time to speak on our returning defenders, as well as praise Liverpool’s only signing of the summer, Ibrahima Konate.

With the return of Van Dijk, Matip, Gomez, and now the addition of Konate, Liverpool now has an almost embarrassing glut of riches at centreback. And according to Sadio Mane, Konate has taken to life at Kirkby really quickly:

“He is a very nice lad and from the first day he was with us I was really surprised because it was like he has been here for years. With myself that was not the case because I am a bit shy, but he just came in and settled straightaway which is really important.

“You could see in pre-season that he was doing well from the start and we are really, really happy to have him. I feel that this year he will have a great season for Liverpool.”

With the options at that position, the coaching staff can afford to be patient and really bed Konate in before he’s called upon. And that my friends, is a really good thing to have after the season that was 2020/2021.