“He brought me so much”: Konaté’s beautiful tribute to Klopp before the Liverpool coach’s death

This is the big day. This Sunday (5 p.m.), Jürgen Klopp will lead his last match on the Liverpool bench against Wolverhampton, on the 38th day of the Premier League. After nine successful seasons at the helm of the Reds, the German technician is preparing to say goodbye to Anfield, during an afternoon full of emotion where tributes will rain down.

Ibrahima Konaté, who arrived at Liverpool in the summer of 2021, was the first to praise his coach this Sunday, during an interview broadcast in Téléfoot. “It’s his last season, we must give him the best possible start,” confided the French international (14 caps), before going into detail about his relationship with the German. “He gave me so much. He was the one who threw me into the deep end. The discovery of Liverpool, the Premier League, the Champions League… it’s something else. This is what allowed me to join the French team, to play my first World Cup,” he said.

“Out of energy”, Jürgen Klopp announced on January 26 that he would leave the legendary English club at the end of the season. Mental wear and tear perfectly understood by Didier Deschamps, also interviewed by Téléfoot. “When you coach a club, you are always tired when you finish the seasons because it is 24/7. When you’ve won everything you can win, you have to keep winning. It’s a job that takes a lot of energy and therefore causes physical and psychological fatigue,” explained the Blues coach to TF1.


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