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Marsch appointed RB Leipzig boss but will it affect Konate to Liverpool?

RB Leipzig have confirmed Jesse Marsch as their new manager, which could have big implications for Liverpool.

With Julian Nagelsmann joining Bayern Munich in the summer, American international Marsch has signed a deal to join the German outfit as his replacement.

Marsch has achieved great things with Leipzig’s sister clubs, New York Red Bulls and Red Bull Salzburg.

In fact, he was the Salzburg manager when they played Liverpool in the 2019/20 Champions League group stages.

However, he will now rejoin the side where he was assistant manager in 2018/19.

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Die Roten Bullen are one of the quickest-growing sides in Europe. The Red Bull Group’s model of football business is possibly the best in the world. It has even influenced the way that Liverpool themselves do things.

Marsch is a very intelligent manager and could well rise to the very top of the game.

What does Marsch to Leipzig mean for Liverpool?

This brings us to our main point.

Liverpool appear to have a deal all but complete to sign RB Leipzig’s centre-back Ibrahima Konate.

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The Reds are reportedly set to pay his release clause in the coming days. They are also said to have agreed wages and personal terms with the player.

So while RB Leipzig will be powerless to stop Konate from moving to England, Marsch may be able to convince the player to stay.

There will be no doubt that the 47-year-old will want to keep Konate, especially with his defensive partner Dayot Upamecano also joining Bayern.

If Marsch can be persuasive enough, then Liverpool could miss out on their man.

Let’s hope that the pull of playing under one of the world’s best coaches at one of the world’s biggest clubs is enough to convince the Frenchman to make the move this summer.

Who knows, if things go the way RB Leipzig want them to go and they manage to destroy Bayern Munich’s grasp on the Bundesliga crown, then perhaps Marsch and Konate could work together at Anfield someday.

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