‘The difference’ - Liverpool supporters single returning star out for special praise after Tottenham

The Liverpool faithful have flooded to social media late on Sunday, to single a key member of the club’s backline out for special praise.

Jurgen Klopp’s troops, of course, were back in action a short time ago.

Fresh off a pair of successive defeats, the Reds made the trip to north London, desperate for a bounce-back result at the expense of high-flying Tottenham Hotspur.

And, when all was said and done, secure a return to winning ways is precisely what Liverpool went on to do.

This came owing to a first-half brace courtesy of Mohamed Salah, en route to an eventual 2-1 final scoreline.

On the back of the action coming to a close in England’s capital, it should therefore come as little surprise to hear of the name of match-winner Salah taking its place front and centre in the headlines.

Amongst large sections of the Liverpool fanbase, though, it is in fact another member of Klopp’s ranks who has been singled out for the most widespread praise.

The player in question? Ibrahima Konate.

After returning to the pitch following a lengthy spell on the sidelines earlier this week, Frenchman Konate was afforded his very first start of the Premier League season on Sunday.

And, safe to say, the Frenchman went on to make his presence known.

Owing to a rock solid showing at the heart of the visitors’ backline, the Liverpool faithful have made use of one word to describe the impact of their returning defender on the solidity of the club’s backline:

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.

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