RB Leipzig's official account reacts after seeing footage of what Konate and Keita did at full-time last night
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RB Leipzig's official account reacts after seeing footage of what Konate and Keita did at full-time last night

Naby Keita and Ibrahima Konate have received praise from former club RB Leipzig for their conduct after last night’s friendly.

In a video posted by RB Leipzig’s official Twitter page, the Liverpool pair could be seen applauding the home fans after winning 5-0.

“Ibou & Naby,” they wrote, alongside a heart emoji.

Both Keita and Konate joined Liverpool from Leipzig, although their time at the club never overlapped. Clearly, the two players made a big impression on the German club and its fans.

Klopp gives clues about best eleven

It’s unclear exactly, but it seems as though yesterday’s friendly was arranged as part of the deals for both Keita and Konate to join Liverpool.

The two certainly enjoyed a lot of love from their former team on Twitter. Konate in particular was the darling of the social media team. His infectious smile and laugh returned to the Red Bull Arena.

Both players started the game as Jurgen Klopp went strong with his side. It’s tempting to think that minus the injured Alisson Becker, the eleven who began the match are who the manager currently considers his best team.

Darwin Nunez’s incredible four-goal performance might have changed that. But it’s still likely that he’ll be eased in.

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The only other two places which are up for grabs are arguably Konate’s and Keita’s, Last night was a show in faith in Keita, although notably he did come off at half-time while Thiago Alcantara and Fabinho stayed on the pitch.

Klopp is clearly still undecided on who he wants as the third part of his regular midfield three. Liverpool looked a little more dynamic with Jordan Henderson on the pitch. As a result, the captain may get the nod next time out.

As for Konate, he was as dominant as ever, with one or two excellent tackles.

It’s unlikely that we’ll see him every single week, but it now feels as though the spot next to Virgil Van Dijk is his to lose.

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