Liverpool defender Ibou Konate reveals ambition for rest of season

Ibrahima Konate has made 22 appearances under Jurgen Klopp across all competitions this term.

Liverpool are currently pursuing four trophies this season, marking a remarkable turnaround from their underwhelming performance in the 2022/23 season.

The Reds lead the Premier League table with 45 points and have successfully progressed in every cup competition they entered during the 2023-24 season.

Jurgen Klopp’s team stand on the verge of reaching Wembley in the Carabao Cup, maintaining a 2-1 advantage over Fulham in their two-legged semi-final tie. Additionally, they have secured a place in the fourth round of the Emirates FA Cup and the last 16 of the Europa League.

Ibrahima Konate, who has been one of the consistent performers for Liverpool wants his side to pick up where they left off following the January winter break and attack the second half of the campaign.

“It reminds me very much of my first season here,” Konate told Liverpoolfc.com.

“There are those seasons when you’re involved in every competition and have the chance to win every trophy.

“We know at what point experience and hard work can play an important role at those moments in the season. But right now, we’re only in January. We’re top of the table but that means absolutely nothing at all.

“We’ve got to keep on working hard and if we can win the maximum amount of trophies possible, we’ll be certainly trying to make that possible.”

He added: “It’s great to be back. It was a short period of time where we were able to enjoy some time with our family.

“I think that’s important for each of us in the squad, but now we’re back at it working really hard and it’s all about now continuing where we left off in the first half of the season.”

Liverpool head to the south coast on Sunday to face Bournemouth, who currently sit 12th in the standings and have lost just one of their last nine fixtures in all competitions.

“Every match you play in the Premier League is tough. It’s never easy,” Konate said.

“There’s never any one match that you can take more lightly than any other. We know that it’s going to be a hard game down there and that’s why we’re training hard and preparing well, and we hope that we can go there and get a good result at Bournemouth.

“I’m ready to come up against any attacker in the world if necessary in order to defend this Liverpool team. It doesn’t really matter who we’re up against, but for sure they’ve got some very good forwards.

It’s true that we have seen Solanke having a really good spell, particularly in the last month, where he’s scored six goals, if I remember rightly. He’s in a really good vein of form and he will be high on confidence.

“And so it’s now down to us, the whole team and me also as a defender to make sure we put an end to that good run of form on behalf of our team.”

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