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Konate discusses his Liverpool future amid ‘complicated’ season

Ibrahima Konate has discussed his Liverpool future and his desire to be a ‘key player for the short and long term’.

Konate has impressed since his arrival from RB Leipzig in 2021 and formed part of the team that won a League and FA Cup double last season, while falling just short of Premier League and Champions League success.

 

It’s been a more difficult season this time around for Jurgen Klopp’s side, who are sixth in the Premier League table and facing an uphill battle to secure Champions League qualification.

Konate has opened up on what has been a ‘complicated’ campaign for the Reds, but insists there is much to play for as Liverpool challenge for a top four finish.

“This season is more complicated for all of us, for the whole club,” he told Eurosport, as per the Mirror.

“No one is better placed than the coach to talk about the reasons why. We had the misfortune of having a lot of injuries, like me at the start of the season.

“We were maybe short on players. The workload was intense and it became complicated. But the season is not over.”

Despite the club’s downturn in form this season, Konate has no doubt that he is in the right place and outlined his ambition to be a big part of Liverpool’s short and long term future.

“When you play for Liverpool, the honest question is ‘Where can I go next?’,” he added. “You need to perform to last in such a club. My goal is to be a key player for the short and long term and, of course, win all the trophies at hand.”

Konate experienced the pain of losing two major finals last season, after following Liverpool’s Champions League defeat to Real Madrid with a runners-up finish with France at the World Cup in Qatar.

The 23-year-old opened up on those defeats and insists he has no ‘personal regrets’ from either final.

“I am lucky that I have zero regrets. When I look again at the scenario against Real Madrid, I say to myself: ‘What more could I have done?’ Well, nothing at all.

“The World Cup final, I have a few precious minutes and I also say to myself: ‘What more could I have done?’ And I don’t see it. I have regrets for the team but no personal regrets.”

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