Ibrahima Konate came in for high praise after a stellar debut for Liverpool, and one incident with Wilfried Zaha showed exactly the sort of player the Reds have on their hands.
French defender Konate was made to wait for his first appearance following a £36m switch from RB Leipzig over the summer.
Jurgen Klopp eventually gave the nod for Konate to join Virgil van Dijk during Saturday’s 3-0 win against Crystal Palace.
Konate did a great job from the beginning at Anfield. He utilized his strength as well as his pace to great effect.
And one moment on the 20 minute mark involving Palace threat Zaha showed off the wisdom and composure of a player 10 years Konate’s senior.
Konate lost his balance as Zaha got the better of him and ran into the penalty box.
Konate was able to choose a pass and the ball stopped dead.
What did Konate’s debut look like? Comment down below
Klopp admitted at full-time that he was very pleased with Konate’s performance, but insisted that this was just the start for the France U21 international.
“You can see he is incredibly talented,” Klopp spoke after the match. “The potential is outstanding.
“He is used to winning challenges easy. He is young and he played a really good game. Massive. First home game for him.
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“You want the team to watch the games and see what we do. We need to have experience from what we see. And he did really well. So much potential.
“He will get better. Today, against Benteke and Edouard and Zaha, there were situations where it is new for him. Step by step.”