Liverpool are going to sign a centre back this summer, at least one. The Reds struggled this season due to injuries and bringing in reinforcements at the back will be vital. According to reports in Germany, Liverpool are set to sign Ibrahima Konate imminently, fans are ecstatic.
Centre back emergency
This season threw up the worst injury crisis the Premier League has ever seen.
Liverpool lost their starting centre back partnership early on in the season.
Then our backup centre back was ruled out. Then the back up’s backup was ruled out, then the back up’s backup’s backup was ruled out.
We were going through centre backs as if they were Kleenex.
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The Reds brought two defenders in during the winter window (both now injured) but we believe that this summer will see the issue dealt with more decisively.
Liverpool to sign Ibrahima Konate
Thankfully the club seem to be hard at work at resolving the problems at the back.
Liverpool are reportedly set to sign Ibrahima Konate from RB Leipzig.
Guido Schäfer, a journalist with a reliable track record on Leipzig’s moves, has claimed that the Reds have agreed a fee of €40m (£34.5m) plus bonuses for the centre back.
Meanwhile Fabrizio Romano has tweeted that the player’s contract will run until 2026.
What RTK has to say
Just get this done eh lads.
Liverpool signing Ibrahima Konate nearly immediately after the end of the season would be an encouraging sign.
We need to get our business done decisively and early, starting with the biggest problem we face: centre back.
Twitter reacts to Liverpool signing Konate report
Fans are buzzing that the deal is close.