Klopp issues very honest Konate injury update ahead of Man City visit

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Jurgen Klopp remains unsure whether Ibrahima Konate will be available to face Manchester City at Anfield this weekend.

In comments relayed on X (formerly Twitter) by Ian Doyle and David Lynch, the 56-year-old admitted that the club has yet to receive the results of a scan on the player’s injury concern picked up against Sparta Prague.

The Frenchman was seen pulling up with what appeared to be a muscle injury during the Reds’ 5-1 thrashing of their Europa League opponents in Prague.

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Encouraging but not certain

So… you’re saying there’s a chance?

As Dominik Szoboszlai has taught us, how a player feels about their body’s capabilities in the moments can be massively at odds with the medical department’s verdict.

At the very least, however, it’s a hopeful update from the manager and player that opens up the possibility of a part to play against the Premier League holders.

Otherwise, it looks like one of Joe Gomez and Jarell Quansah – both of whom have been exceptional this term – could be stepping into the 24-year-old’s shoes.

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