Liverpool have triggered Ibrahima Konate’s £36 million release clause with hopes of finalising the deal within the coming weeks according to reports.

Liverpool have triggered Ibrahima Konate’s £36m release Clause

Liverpool are holding discussions with Leipzig for the 22-year-old centre-back with hopes of landing him soon.

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The young French defender made 21 appearances for RB Leipzig last season with eight starts in the Bundesliga.

Jurgen Klopp hopes to tighten his defence as he sees the France U21 star to be the right centre-back to add to strengthen the back line with Virgil van Dijk, Joel Matip and Joe Gomez all hoping to return for the start of next season.

Jurgen Klopp’s side suffered injuries losing his key men in defence that saw Fabinho play at centre-back alongside Jordan Henderson.

The Reds are set to finalise the deal for the 22-year-old centre-back in the coming weeks

Klopp had to use Nathaniel Philips and Rhys Williams getting to the end of the season and also brought in Ben Davies permanently and Ozan Kabak from Schalke on loan as defensive cover in January.

Liverpool losing their key defenders to injuries cost them their title defence as Manchester City won the Premier League and Jurgen Klopp is set to land Konate in the coming weeks to strengthen the team and challenge for the title next season.

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