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Jurgen Klopp assesses Ibrahima Konate’s Liverpool debut

Jurgen Klopp assesses Ibrahima Konate’s Liverpool debut

Liverpool hammer Crystal Palace

Liverpool would face off with Crystal Palace in a Premier League clash on Saturday.

The Reds headed into the tie looking to continue their fine unbeaten start to the season.

Crystal Palace were no doubt full of confidence, too, though, after smashing Tottenham 3-0 the weekend prior.

Jurgen Klopp assesses Ibrahima Konate’s Liverpool debut

Liverpool’s Sadio Mane (left) celebrates scoring their side’s first goal of the game, marking his 100th goal for the club during the Premier League match at Anfield, Liverpool. Picture date: Saturday September 18, 2021. (Photo by Peter Byrne/PA Images via Getty Images)

However, the Eagles would this time find themselves on the receiving end of a 3-0 drubbing, with Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Naby Keita all finding the net on Saturday.

Klopp offers Konate debut verdict

Ibrahima Konate was handed his competitive debut for Liverpool vs Palace, following his move from RB Leipzig over the summer.

Konate started the tie and completed the full 90 minutes, of course keeping a clean sheet in the process.

And now, Jurgen Klopp has spoken out over the central defender. When giving his assessment of Konate’s debut post-match, the German stated:

“Top. It is something you dream of and want desperately but when it is coming it is different. “You want the team to watch the games and see what we do. We need to have experience from what we see. And he did really well.

“So much potential. He will get better.

“The Premier League teaches you harsh lessons. Today, against Benteke and Edouard and Zaha, there were situations where it is new for him. Step by step.”

Quotes via the Mirror.

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Chelsea FC 8 13 19
2 Liverpool FC 8 16 18
3 Manchester City 8 13 17
4 Brighton & Hove Albion 8 3 15
5 Tottenham Hotspur 8 -3 15
6 Manchester United 8 6 14
7 West Ham United 8 5 14
8 Everton FC 8 4 14
9 Brentford FC 8 3 12
10 Wolverhampton Wanderers 8 0 12
11 Leicester City 8 -1 11
12 Arsenal FC 8 -5 11
13 Aston Villa 8 0 10
14 Crystal Palace 8 -3 8
15 Southampton FC 8 -4 7
16 Watford FC 8 -8 7
17 Leeds United 8 -8 6
18 Burnley FC 8 -8 3
19 Newcastle United 8 -9 3
20 Norwich City 8 -14 2

Premier League 21/22

Topscorers
Disciplinary
Assists
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 7
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 7
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 5
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 5
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 4
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 4
Firmino, Roberto Liverpool FC 4
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 4
Sarr, Ismaila Watford FC 4
Greenwood, Mason Manchester United 4
Townsend, Andros Everton FC 3
Ings, Danny Aston Villa 3
Benrahma, Said West Ham United 3
Gray, Demarai Everton FC 3
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 3
Aubameyang, Pierre-Emerick Arsenal FC 3
Lukaku, Romelu Chelsea FC 3
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United 3
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 3
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 3