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Konate hands Liverpool boss Klopp major injury boost

Liverpool defender Ibrahima Konate has handed manager Jurgen Klopp an injury boost.

The centre-back is yet to feature this season after picking up a problem in the 3-0 friendly defeat to Strasbourg at the end of July.

The muscle injury has seen Konate miss eight games and two months in total but the 23-year-old is now getting ready for contention once more after the non-internationals reported for duty at the AXA Centre this week.

The former RB Leipzig man has been cleared to make his comeback after continuing his rehab programme during the international break and could be in line for a recall to a squad that also has Virgil van Dijk, Joel Matip, Joe Gomez and Nat Phillips to call on at centre-half, says the Liverpool Echo.

However, the number of fit options already available to Klopp means it is unlikely Konate will be risked from the start when Brighton visit Anfield on Saturday lunchtime under new manager Roberto De Zerbi.



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