Ibrahima Konate, a Liverpool defender, will be eligible for Friday night’s Premier League match against Leicester City at Anfield
After missing a significant amount of time due to a knee injury, the centre-back has made just four appearances for the Reds this season in the Premier League and Champions League.
After making five appearances for France at the previous World Cup, the defender was absent from Liverpool’s 3-2 Carabao Cup loss to Manchester City and 3-1 league triumph against Aston Villa.
An update on Konate has surfaced as the Merseyside club prepares to face Brendan Rodgers’ team in front of their home fans this evening.
KONATE IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR THE LEICESTER GAME
The official Liverpool Twitter account has conveyed the news first provided by Jurgen Klopp during his latest press conference – Konate is available to play in tonight’s encounter.
The article also indicated that there are no new injury worries in the squad before of the encounter against Leicester City.
THE VERDICT: A MASSIVE BOOST
During his time in Qatar, the 23-year-old demonstrated his defensive ability by finishing the tournament in the top five of France’s squad for average tackles (3), interceptions (1.4), clearances (2.8), and blocks (0.4).
This explains why journalist David O’Connell called the defender’s performance against Morocco in France’s semi-final encounter “phenomenal” on Twitter.
Despite the fact that the Frenchman has not been especially featured in the Liverpool lineup this season, having him back as an alternative will be a huge help for Klopp and will allow him to rotate and rest some of his other centre-backs.