Exclusive: Emile Heskey praises Ibrahima Konate after Liverpool move

Liverpool are heading into the summer transfer window with plenty to do. The Reds have to address the spine of the side and have already got the first job done. Speaking exclusively to Rousing the Kop, Emile Heskey was full of praise for Ibrahima Konate following his move to Liverpool.

Emile Heskey was full of praise for Ibrahima Konate following his move to Liverpool
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Liverpool sign Ibrahima Konate

This summer the Reds have to sign a centre back, a centre midfielder and a forward.

That has to be our shopping list.

We need to replace Gini Wijnaldum and revamp the attacking line after a disappointing season.

Signing a centre back had to be the ultimate priority following a disastrous injury hit campaign.

Liverpool have acted fast to sign Ibrahima Konate from RB Leipzig for £36m.

The 22-year-old Frenchman arrives with a growing reputation as one of the finest young centre backs in Europe.

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Emile Heskey on Ibrahima Konate

We sat down with Emile Heskey to talk about the Ibrahima Konate signing.

Speaking exclusively to Rousing the Kop, the Anfield icon was made up with the early, efficient business:

“The youth [of Konate] is going to give you longevity. You don’t want to go after someone who, yes has experience, but you’re looking at someone touching 30 who you’re probably going to get two years out of.

You can get a good 10 years out of this lad who looks fantastic, athletic, agile, strong, powerful.”

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Liverpool signing Ibrahima Konate is exciting to say the least.

We’ve got a new partner for Big Virg, a man who can lead the defence when the Dutchman packs it in.

We can’t wait to see him in action.

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