This weekend Liverpool face Leeds United and the boss has some big decisions to make. There’s plenty of uncertainty around who is allowed to play and who isn’t. There’s also a decision to make at the back. Whether or not Jürgen Klopp starts Ibrahima Konate when Liverpool visit Leeds United will give us an idea of the current pecking order.
Liverpool sign Ibrahima Konate
Last summer the Reds sold Dejan Lovren and decided against replacing him.
The gamble proved to be a disaster, within a few weeks we saw Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez ruled out for the season.
Players were dropping like flies and we finished the campaign having gone through some 20 centre back pairings.
The situation was addressed with immediacy. Shortly after the season ended Liverpool announced an agreement to sign Ibrahima Konate for £36m.
Since then he’s impressed in pre-season but he’s yet to make his competitive debut for the Reds.
Ibrahima Konate and Liverpool v Leeds United
This weekend the Reds travel to Elland Road for an historic fixture.
The boss will have to make a few tough decisions, just how many decisions depends on FIFA.
As it stands it’s unclear whether Fabinho and Alisson can take part.
In addition the boss needs to decide whether or not to give Ibrahima Konate his Liverpool debut v Leeds United.
The boss is notorious for his extended bedding in period with Virgil van Dijk and Thiago two notable exceptions.
However, the French signing has now had a full pre-season and an international break to get up to speed.
Whether or not Konate starts against Leeds could be a big indicator as to the Liverpool pecking order.