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Liverpool Defender Ibrahima Konate Opens Up About His Playing Style

Ali Shibil Roshan
Ibrahima Konate
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Ibrahima Konate has opened up about his playing style, and the Liverpool defender has revealed he 'loves the challenge' that is ahead of him - to meet the demands of English football.

The 22-year-old has joined Liverpool from RB Leipzig ahead of the upcoming campaign, and the youngster is expected to be a regular at the Premier League side next season.

Konate admits he has to work more to become a 'very good defender' but is confident he can adapt to the demands of English football.

"I am big, I am strong and I am not scared with the ball!" Konate told Liverpool's official website when asked about his playing style.

He added: "I can score more with my foot than my head, it is a little bit strange! This is me!

"Yes, I have this quality, but I have to work again and again and more and more and more for being a very good defender."

"Yes, I have watched some Premier League games and everybody knows there is so much intensity, strong players," the young defender added when asked whether he thinks he is suited to the style, pace and intensity of the Premier League.

"This is difficult but I [will] love the challenge."