Liverpool followers shall be coping with a painful loss in opposition to Actual Madrid within the Champions League last, however they’ve some reward for Ibrahima Konate. The Reds’ defender had a powerful presence within the first third, and he was exceptional to behold in protection.
Though Liverpool did concede a objective, the stalwart defender remained on high of his sport, profitable key duels and making recoveries to maintain the Reds out of hassle. His good efficiency didn’t go unnoticed from the Kopites, who took to Twitter to bathe reward on the 23-year-old centre-back.
Here’s a choice of tweets from the Anfield devoted:
Followers may need appeared to mercurial defender Virgil van Dijk to carry down the forte. Whereas the Dutchman performed his function, it was Konate who stole the present for the Reds.
The younger, towering, centre-back garnered reward for his defensive efforts in opposition to Actual Madrid, however his temper will definitely be dampened by the eventual loss.
It is not going to be a lot comfort, however the Reds now have two vital centre-backs who might cause them to extra trophies and finals sooner or later. With Konate nonetheless younger and already impressing, he’ll possible take over Van Dijk’s function on the backline when the 30-year-old retires.
Liverpool could not rating the one objective they wanted in opposition to Actual Madrid
This Champions League last will make it three finals in a row the place the Reds have been unable to attain a single objective. Whereas they’ve loved two trophy wins due to penalty shootouts, it will likely be a supply of concern that their vibrant attacking trident might achieve this little in opposition to Madrid.
Liverpool gained the Carabao Cup and the FA Cup with each finals going into extra-time and penalties, however they had been unable to make that occur once more. Actual Madrid scored the primary and solely objective of the sport through Vinicius Junior and put up a large defensive effort to maintain the Reds from equalizing.
Their lack of ability to attain in current finals got here again to chunk them as the sport ended after 90 minutes with the Madridistas carrying the trophy dwelling.