Liverpool have confirmed that Ibrahima Konate has sustained an injury which will keep him out for the start of the 2022/23 Premier League season.
The defender last summer for £36m and became a key member of the Reds squad, making 29 appearances in all competitions as the club won a cup double.
Konate is now set to miss the start of his second campaign as a Liverpool player due to a knock picked up in a friendly.
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An official statement from the club on the injury read: "Ibrahima Konate is set to miss the start of the 2022-23 season after sustaining an injury during Sunday’s pre-season encounter with RC Strasbourg Alsace.
"The centre-back was forced from the field in the second half of the Anfield encounter having picked up a knock."
The defender himself also posted about the injury on his social media channels, stating: "Unfortunately, I have to spend some time off the pitch but it won’t be too long. In the meantime, I will be doing my best to come back even stronger and supporting the boys."