Ibou Konate scored the opening goal against Benfica but then handed the opposition a goal in the second half.
Apart from one momentary lapse in concentration, it was a brilliant performance by our No.5 and he was quick to celebrate his first Liverpool and Champions League goal on the evening.
Taking to his social media page, the 22-year-old wrote: ‘First #UCL goal for Liverpool 😍🔥 Alhamdulillah 🤲🏾 good to get the win before the 2nd leg, it is with mistakes we learn! #YNWA’.
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His first-half in particular was really impressive and it’s great that the Frenchman can remain positive after a brilliant win in the first-leg of the quarter-final.
Jurgen Klopp seems to trust the Parisian in the biggest European games and it’s a real vote of confidence for the young centre-back to be selected in Portugal.
Whether it’s this season or in the future, it looks like the former RB Leipzig defender is set for a big future at the heart of our back line.
You can view the message via Konate’s Instagram page:
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