With the 3-2 defeat against West Ham United, which is now behind them, Liverpool will face another tough opponent in the next Premier League game with Arsenal, who are not just one place and two points behind Jürgen Klopp’s side in the league table but also unbeaten in the league since August.
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With that in mind, and the fact that Mikel Arteta’s side have scored eight goals in their last four league games, a player who should be considered in Klopp’s starting XI on that occasion should be center-back Ibrahima Konate.
Although Konate has only played four games for the Merseyside club this season after arriving at Anfield Road with a £ 35m deal during the previous summer transfer window for German club RB Leipzig, Konate has made it Remaining clean in three games of those games, including a 5-0 win over Manchester United, kept Cristiano Ronaldo calm.
This performance in particular earned the French not only an overall score of 7.2 / 10 from SofaScore, but also kudos from Reds captain Jordan Henderson, who described Konate’s performance against the Manchester club as “excellent” after Konate made eight clearances had a duel and won three of the four duels in which he was involved.
Even so, Konate, who currently earns £ 70,000 a week weekly wages according to Spotrac, could not have had the same impact on his distribution and decision-making “occasionally” in the 2-2 draw with Brighton & Hove Albion, where the Liverpool Echo said the Liverpool Echo was a bit sluggish ”.
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However, with Joel Matip getting a rather disappointing 6.4 / 10 overall rating for his performance against West Ham on SofaScore, this could be a good time for Klopp to give Konate his chance on the team again and his shaky performance against Brighton behind him.
Looking at the Arsenal game, Konate has definitely shown during his time with the Reds that he has what it takes to take the lead in big games like the game at Old Trafford and dominate opposing attacking players, which he could well do against the Gunner.
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