Players - Ibrahima Konaté

Ibrahima Konaté
Birthdate: 25 May 1999
Birthplace: Paris, France
Other clubs: Sochaux (2014-17), Red Bull Leipzig (2017-21)
Bought from: Red Bull Leipzig
Signed for LFC: £36m, 01.07.2021
Liverpool debut: 18.09.2021
Last appearance: 28.05.2022
Debut goal: 05.04.2022
Last goal: 16.04.2022
Contract expiry: 30.06.2026
Win ratio: 79.31% W:23 D:5 L:1
Games/goals ratio: 9.67
Honours: League Cup 2022, FA Cup 2022
League games / goals / assists: 11 / 0 / 0
Total games / goals / assists: 29 / 3 / 1

Player Profile

In May 2021 Liverpool triggered Ibrahima Konaté’s £36 million release clause with RB Leipzig, allowing the central defender to sign for the Reds on 1 July that year. Konaté is of Malian descent and grew up in Paris, joining Paris FC’s youth set up at the age of ten. He moved to Sochaux’s boarding academy when he was fifteen, making his debut in Ligue 2 as a seventeen-year-old in February 2017. After just twelve games for Sochaux, Bundesliga runners up RB Leipzig had seen enough and made their move. Sporting Director Ralf Rangnick believed they had unearthed a brilliant raw talent and he was offered a five-year deal.

Konaté made an instant impact in Germany, keeping club captain Willi Orban out of the side on occasions in his first season. He became a regular in 2018/19 and although he was troubled by ankle injuries in the following two seasons, his importance to the side when fit was clear. RB Leipzig were unbeaten in 28 successive games that he started as he made tackling, intercepting, bringing the ball forward look easy. Capped by France at all levels up to Under 21, Konaté bolsters Liverpool’s defensive options and faces a battle with Joe Gomez and Joel Matip to become the preferred defensive partner to Virgil van Dijk.
 
Appearances per season
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 11 6 4 8 0 29
2021-2022 11 6 4 8 0 29
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Apps Minutes Opponent
3 209 Chelsea
2 180 Southampton
2 180 Norwich City
2 180 Benfica
2 180 Tottenham
2 180 Villarreal
1 90 Inter Milan
1 90 Crystal Palace
1 90 Real Madrid
1 90 Shrewsbury Town
1 90 Porto
1 90 AC Milan
1 90 Newcastle United
1 90 Cardiff City
1 90 Brighton & Hove Albion
1 90 Manchester United
1 90 Manchester City
1 90 West Ham United
1 90 Nottingham Forest
1 90 Wolves
1 44 Leicester City
1 44 Arsenal
Total Started/substitutions
26 Started
32 On the bench
3 Substitute
0 Substituted
Total Venue
14 Home
13 Away
2 Neutral
Total Competition
11 Premier League
8 Champions League
6 FA Cup
4 League Cup
Total W D L Win % Manager
29 23 5 1 79.3% Jürgen Klopp
Goals per season
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 0 1 0 2 0 3
2021-2022 0 1 0 2 0 3
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Total Opponent
2 Benfica
1 Manchester City
Total Started/substitutions
3 Started
0 Substitute
Total Competition
2 Champions League
1 FA Cup
Total Goal minute period
1 1-15 minutes
2 16-30 minutes
Total Goal origin
3 Open play
Assists per season
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 0 1 0 0 0 1
2021-2022 0 1 0 0 0 1
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Total Opponent
1 Shrewsbury Town
Total Competition
1 FA Cup
Total For player
1 Roberto Firmino
Milestone Appearances
# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 18.09.2021 Crystal Palace Anfield League
Milestone Goals
# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 17 05.04.2022 Benfica Estadio da Luz Europe
Other Clubs
Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Sochaux 2016-2017 France 2 12 1 13 1
Red Bull Leipzig 2017-2018 Germany 1 16 0 20 0
Red Bull Leipzig 2018-2019 Germany 1 28 1 43 3
Red Bull Leipzig 2019-2020 Germany 1 8 0 11 0
Red Bull Leipzig 2020-2021 Germany 1 14 1 21 1
Total 78 3 108 5