(Video) Xavi names Liverpool man as the best centre-back in the World Cup so far

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Liverpool supporters will be torn over wanting to see our players succeed in Qatar but also hoping that they can remain fit, healthy and rested ahead of the resumption of domestic football.

In a quickfire Q&A with FIFA, Xavi was asked to name his best central defenders of the tournament so far and said: “I would say now, in my opinion, Upamecano and Konate”.

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The two former RB Leipzig players will surely be delighted to hear that the Barcelona manager was a fan of their performances on the biggest stage of all.

Ibou Konate wasn’t selected to start in France’s second match of the competition and these comments made a mockery of that decision by Didier Deschamps.

You can view the video of Xavi on Konate and Upamecano (from 0:14) via @FIFAWorldCup on Twitter:

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