Liverpool coach Jürgen Klopp has sent an important message to Didier Deschamps regarding central defender Ibrahima Konaté.
Thursday evening, Liverpool won a great victory against Toulouse at Anfield (5-1) during the 3rd day of the group stage of the Europa League. For this match, Ibrahima Konate was not called up by Jürgen Klopp, who decided to relax the French central defense on the bench.
Before the match kicks off, the Reds coach speaks about the French international player’s absence in an interview with RMC Sport. The German coach criticizes the timing of Ibrahim Konaté’s match by the French selection, Didier Deschamps.
“This is how we allow the players to rest”
“I had nothing to do with the evening, I don’t know anything about the group. I love everything about Ibou but the problem is that he suffered several injuries and Monsieur Deschamps made him play 90 and 87 minutes in the last two matches. So we gave him a little rest. »protests Jürgen Klopp, referring to the 24-year-old’s starts against the Netherlands (2-1) in the Euro 2024 qualifying phase, and against Scotland (4-1) in a friendly match, during You will be world champion in 2018. According to him, the success of the fair gamer in protecting the two races is exaggerated, the decision was taken in Toulouse.
“If you spend the night at night, he will still be alive. I told him that. Mr. Deschamps, that’s what I’m talking about. Not even three minutes…”concludes the former Borussia Dortmund coach on this subject. We are delighted to have Ibou. “He’s a fantastic boy and a great joker, and France has great experience.”
Purchased in the summer of 2021 for an amount of 40 million euros, the former Sochaux player has 62 appearances in all competitions with the Mersey club, for 3 goals, including nine matches since the start of the 2023-2024 season. .