Milner impressed by new signing Konate in training

Milner impressed by new signing Konate in training

Liverpool stalwart James Milner is already impressed by new signing Ibrahima Konate.

Konate was signed with the Reds this summer and is already with the team in their preseason training in Austria and according to Milner, the Frenchman has been a standout performer in their sessions.

"He certainly looks like a central defender! He's obviously very strong, he's good on the ball, a very good defender positionally. I've not seen much of him in training but a couple of things he has done have stood out.

"It's a strange situation: you obviously go from last season not having too many center-halves and now we've got top-class center-halves all over the place! It's fantastic. Nat [Phillips] is obviously here and Davo [Ben Davies], Rhysy [Williams] obviously and all the guys in there – it's a great standard of center-half that we've got with everyone pushing each other and that's exactly what you need," Milner told the club's portal.

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