Liverpool new signing, Ibrahima Konate opened up on why he chose 5 as his jersey number.
“I think it’s an important number for this club,” he told the Liverpool club website when asked if the number was special to him.
“A great player had this number before me. I have, not pressure, but a little bit of pressure because I have to improve for the future.
“I hope I will do great things with this number.”
Liverpool signed Konate from RB Leipzig this summer in their efforts to ramp up the defence. Last season, The Reds slid down into a hairy situation with all senior centre-backs out injured. Jurgen Klopp did manage to guide the team back up to Champions League football.
Asked what fans can expect from him next season, Konate replied: “I am big, I am strong and I am not scared with the ball.
“I can score more with my foot than my head, it is a little bit strange! This is me.
“Yes, I have this quality, but I have to work again and again and more and more and more for being a very good defender.”
Konate’s addition will definitely bring more stability to the Reds backline. He is athletic, strong, decisive and just only 22 years old.