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Who is Ibrahima Konaté, the Liverpool player who opened the scoring against Benfica?

The French defender has just opened his goal account with the Reds but where does this talented player come from?

Ibrahim Konaté scored his first goal for Liverpool today.
Ibrahim Konaté scored his first goal for Liverpool today.

Who is Ibrahima Konaté, the Liverpool player who opened the scoring against Benfica? This is the question that has the Reds' supporters crazy, who have an important advantage against Os Encarnados. 

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The 22-year-old talent did today something he has become accustomed to during his time with RB Leipzig, a club with whom he has already played in the UEFA Champions League: he played without fear and scored against his opponents without mercy.

It is therefore worthwhile to learn more about this young talent, who seems to be here to stay in Jürgen Klopp's team.

Who is Ibrahima Konaté?

Ibrahima Konaté is a French soccer player who plays as a defender for Liverpool F. C. in the English Premier League and who, this afternoon, took advantage of a corner kick in the Benfica area and, on a high rebound, took the risk of heading in.

And with a precise and powerful header, he beat Odisseas Vlachodimos and scored the 0-1 of the match. 

The player, who was born in Paris, France on May 25, 1999, began his career as a footballer in F. C. Sochaux-Montbéliard of France, a club where he was from 2016 to 2017, where he played 13 games, and which he made a goal, thus consolidating himself as a defender with a goal.

His arrival at R. B. Leipzig and his consolidation

Due to his performance, but above all the potential seen in him, he was acquired by a club that specializes in obtaining young talents to polish them, and sell them to the big teams at exorbitant prices: the R. B. Leipzig.

In this team, Konaté consolidated himself as a defender who can score goals in important moments, since in this club the Frenchman played in 95 games, and managed to score 4 goals, in the 4 seasons he was in this Bundesliga team.

It was in this club that Konaté played his first UEFA Champions League, a tournament in which he played 8 matches between 2019 and 2021, and although in those participations he did not score, he was a fundamental part of his team when defending. 

And it was in this club that Liverpool F. C. saw him, and decided to go for him, to strengthen their defense and at the same time, get one more attacker. And it is with this club that today he played against Benfica and scored his first goal with Liverpool.

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Walter Gabriel Estrella Yah.

Journalist with more than 10 years of experience. Puma UNAM at heart. Fan of the most beautiful sport on the planet. I currently cover Liga MX, MLS, Premier League, Mexican National Team and USMNT. Always attentive to the latest world soccer news.+ info

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