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: 21.09.2021
Contract expiry: 30.06.2026
Win ratio: 100% W:2 D:0 L:0
League games / goals / assists: 1 / 0 / 0
Total games / goals / assists: 2 / 0 / 0

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 1 0 1 0 0 2
2021-2022 1 0 1 0 0 2
A more detailed look at the player's appearances
Apps Minutes Opponent
1 90 Norwich City
1 90 Crystal Palace
Total Started/substitutions
2 Started
5 On the bench
0 Substitute
0 Substituted
Total Venue
1 Away
1 Home
Total Competition
1 League Cup
1 Premier League
Total Manager
2 Jürgen Klopp
Milestone Appearances
# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 18.09.2021 Crystal Palace Anfield League
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