REPORT: Ibrahima Konate return date has been finalized and revealed

Due to an injury, Ibrahima Konate will be healing over the international break. This month, the Liverpool center back was forced to withdraw from the France team.


Konate was anticipated to start the Reds’ match against Brentford on Sunday, so his absence from the starting lineup caught them off guard.

Later on, it was revealed that Liverpool, like Joe Gomez, was being cautious with the No. 5 because of a small fitness concern.


Konate has been replaced in Didier Deschamps’ squad for the forthcoming Euro 2024 qualifiers against Gibraltar (Nov. 18) and Greece (Nov. 21), according to information released by the French Football Federation.


The Football Football Federation (FFF) stated in a statement that Konate sustained a “small muscle injury to his left hamstring,” validating the call-up of Chelsea defender Axel Disasi.


The 24-year-old “needs approximately two weeks of treatment” after that midweek injury during Liverpool’s 3-2 loss to Toulouse.


Konate is probably going to be able to make the squad for the November 25 trip to Man City if he is expected back in two weeks.


But given Jurgen Klopp’s joking criticism of the center back’s workload with France last month, the timing of this issue is undoubtedly ideal.



I adore everything about Ibou, but the issue is that he occasionally had injury issues, and Mr. Deschamps gave him 90 and 87 minutes respectively in the two games,” he said to RMC Sport after the October break.


“Tell Mr. Deschamps that’s how you rest a player,” Klopp said to Ibou after benching his No. 5 for the match against Toulouse at home.


“The entire ninety minutes, not just three.



It should be mentioned that Liverpool and France had different views on Konate’s fitness during the September break.


The Parisian was called up to Deschamps’ squad despite being out due to a muscular injury, but he eventually withdrew.





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