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david_25_r

SHINZOU WO SASAGEYO!!!


gotziller

As a huge AOT fan is that what he’s doing here? Or does AOT just use a really common solute


wheres-the-tylenol

Konate loves anime, he usually posts clips from his favorite shows on his Twitter/Instagram before and after matches so wouldn't surprise me


SRFC96

And he’s specifically said AOT is his favourite anime haha


Aiyo_BigMan

Jurgen Klopp as Commander Erwin is a really accurate comparison too.


Reo_ianu

He’s German too still does have both arms tho


Bundmoranen

He’s literally Zekes look-a-like tho


Snowstandards

I've never lost a game for Liverpool too


zmajxd

Can you play DM?


Snowstandards

Sorry, I'm not in to Dungeons and Dragons.


TheHighFlyer

He means Death Metal, surely


TryingNewThing

He prefers to leave a comment on their post instead of sliding into their DMs, surely


Extension_Hunt1782

What a comment


Maneisthebeat

Insight check.


Acceptable-Lemon-748

You're into it enough to very quickly make that connection


andtheniansaid

Stranger Things have happened


TJJS1109

Did you win a game for Liverpool?


Snowstandards

Put it this way, I've never lost a game for Liverpool.


TJJS1109

Well using your logic, I guess I’ve never lost a game for Liverpool too


Snowstandards

Can you play DM?


TJJS1109

Sorry, I'm not in to Dungeons and Dragons.


Noa_Lang

You're into it enough to very quickly make that connection


matraquilho12

Deja vu


TryingNewThing

No that's DV not DM.


OneOfThoseDays_

You're into it enough to very quickly make that connection


sl8ed_

Danger Mouse?


CommieOla

Ayo, isn't that the salute from Attack on Titan? Shinzou wo Sasageyo!


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DarthCocknus

Always posting Dragon ball content on his Twitter after games. Last night he went with a Lord Beerus Hakai gif


YungSnuggie

i love how many modern athletes are straight up nerds. a buncha gamers and weebs. i'd rather have them doing that than hookers and blow every night


Psychocandy42

We've gone from Vieri and Cassano partying every night to Tonali and Bastoni playing CoD together lol it's wholesome.


OriMoriNotSori

yeah lol, so many of the f1 drivers are gamers as well, they play racing games in their off time. such a difference in culture from say, the boomer generation of athletes to the Millennials/Gen Z athletes age group


Lolkac

Still dont understand how footballers come home from playing football all day, to play FIFA all night.


OriMoriNotSori

Same thing for f1 drivers too, they race f1 cars, test, run simulator work, drive at invitational events or other series, yet can still go home and only think of playing racing games lol


Neither_Country_7510

Ehh wouldn’t go that far, most my mates who are millienials get on it all the time


OriMoriNotSori

I think its a pretty stark difference from the 80s kids onwards, starting from the batch that grew up with atari. Anything before that and they will react to games with "games are just for kids" sort of mentality


Neither_Country_7510

I was more thinking about the drinking part and going out and there’s still tons of millennials even athletes that do that


OriMoriNotSori

Oh right. Yeah can't deny that either


PugeHeniss

They’re doing both lol


ASVP-Pa9e

They can do both you know? When I was a younger man all I did was go on nights out, play video games & watch anime. I still do all that, except now I'm married. Also staying up late binging anime & playing video games isn't good for professional athletes either.


severedfragile

You ever do blow and watch Attack on Titan? It's great, you get so dehydrated.


koltzito

you can do both my man


zimb3lstream

Should be an awful lot, no? They got a lot more free time than the average person


CommieOla

Oh, I didn't know that. That's pretty cool.


dfla01

You should check his Twitter. Man posts an anime gif immediately after every win lmao


Antigonus1i

I wonder what he'll post after a loss.


robotnique

The world may never know


callzor

Guess we will never know - Kanye


Ymir-Reiss

https://i.imgur.com/Vhcmbj8.gif


Mad_Piplup242

He posted one after the Spurs draw so I would imagine so


ico12

Cartoon Network stuff, I guess


dave1992

Literally Weaboo Konate.


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udiniad

Jinxed, they will bottle the CL final


the_weeknd

No you


Ranjith_Unchained

Shinzou wo sasageyo


Homerwithnohumour

RAGE, MY SOLDIERS!


Mental_Opportunity_9

What the fuck is this and why is it commented so many times?


TheJJJMo

In the picture, he’s doing the scout salute from the anime Attack on Titan. So basically everyone is writing out what the scouts say, quotes, etc.


Mental_Opportunity_9

Oh, thanks👍


RickThiCisbih

Better than Upamecano, in my opinion


Electrical-Prune-348

That's always being the consensus around the people that watched them in their beginning at Leipzig but then Konate constant injury causes him to lost his starting spot and he struggled to get it back after coming back from long injury.


Acegeta

That and he was probably halfway out the door during the middle of last season. I think there were strong rumours of our interest in late 2020. We probably also tried to get him in last January but Leipzig wanted mad money/refused.


severedfragile

Yeah, RBL (not unreasonably) thought Liverpool would be desperate enough to pay extra for him in January, then Liverpool moved on to Caleta-Car before Marseille pulled the plug at the last second. That's why Liverpool ended up scraping together Ben Davies and Kabak, it really was a Plan C/D/E done in about half a day.


hearau1823

Not very controversial, in my opinion


Nfanella

Upamecano completely forgot to show up this season so yeah


Yananou

Not hard


gotziller

I think there are many many cbs better than Upamecano


severedfragile

Feels the like opinions were split 70-30 in Upamecano's favour this time last year.


DickerDave

I'm not trying to disagree with you here because imo you're right but interestingly enough the actual numbers/stats would disagree. Upamecano is better in basically every way other than aerials(and goals but goals + assists Upa is better so I wouldn't hold that against him). Shows how much consistency really matters(especially for defenders) because, as it is obvious by looking in the comments, everybody would agree that he is better than Upamecano.


Cocobon95

Not to diminish Konate and how fantastic he has been, but how many games have Liverpool lost this season? They’ve played over 60 games and have lost what 3 at most?


swingtothedrive

3 . 2 in the league against Leicester and West Ham 1 against Inter in CL R016 second leg.


loveandmonsters

Had to check the amounts. 37 league matches and 24 cup matches (6 + 6 + 12). 61 matches, 3 losses (West Ham, Leicester, Inter). Konate played in 27 matches, so it's not crazy that he wasn't in one of the losses.


disbeam

Yeah they've only lost 3 this season - 27 games and zero losses is comparable to Tsimikas' 26 games with only 1 loss


aj6787

It’s around 3 or 4 I think in competitive games yea.


seano2037

3-4 sounds right.


Cien-Major

He's been unreal, going to have some career ahead of him.


Fuzzy-Pop6951

It's absolutely comical seeing him and VVD next to each other. Imagine being an opposing striker, and having to go up against two 6 foot 4 fast and powerful behemoths. And also having to deal with Fabinho in front of those 2


dave1992

and if by miracle you passed them, need to actually beat a literal fucking bear to score goal.


CanYouMilkMeGreg

Then you gotta get the ball past one of the best keepers in the world at his peak who saves more 1v1’s than anyone I can remember.


severedfragile

And then half the time, a late offside flag.


Jackrrr10000

Shinzo Sasageyo


Bravo_Ante

I love this guy so much imo, hopefully he has a injury free career because he is becoming one of my favorite players.


Mad_Piplup242

I love watching him play, he gives me major VVD vibes, just needs to buff out the rougher edges


Bravo_Ante

*“I asked to exchange shirts with Liverpool defender Konate,” Ibrahimovic said. “He won all the fights with me on the ground and in the air. I told him that he will be a great defender in the future and that he [should] remember my words well.”*


joshyeray_

These fuckers literally bought VVD 2.0 I can’t believe it


DiamondInTheRough45

Liverpool's recruitment is just too good. Just compare Diaz and Konates impact to Sancho and Varane who probably earn triple what they do.


Snowstandards

Better coached teams perform better. Had a Liverpool signed them then they'd be performing.


DKofFical

> Better coached teams perform better. This makes sense. Wijnaldum has been world-class in that Liverpool team, but after joining us (in a not very well-coached team) he's been shambolic.


habdragon08

How many players have left a Klopp based team and continued to improve? Lewandowski and Gundogan? Are there any others?


Conzo147

Aubameyang


JGlover92

Dom Solanke is one I'd argue, never looked on pace with us but has stepped up hugely at Bournemouth.


Lolkac

I think Origi and Minamino will do better in different team.


Masi35

Origi and taki have played solidly at pool, it's just that they haven't had a lot of game time


Y_Brennan

If varane or Sancho were signed by Liverpool they would have had a similar impact.


DiamondInTheRough45

Liverpool wouldn't sign them in the first place. They wouldn't break their wage structure by giving 250k+ a week to a 21 year old or give a big contract to a centre back who already peaked.


themerinator12

Yeah but it can be very chicken-or-the-egg. It’s obvious that Klopp is a legendary manager so I’d be willing to bet a few players getting thrust into the Liverpool system that’s already in sixth gear will be brought up to speed and playing better than they do in their current environments. And that’s not exclusive to Man U.


Acceptable-Lemon-748

Varane had been very solid most games he's played for United too. Performances have not been his problem. Constantly missing games has. Sancho himself said he had issues adjusting to the PL and physicality etc so he's not magically putting in world class performances from day 1 for another club either. It's odd the things people will so confidently state.


codespyder

Sancho would excel at Liverpool. The problem isn’t the player. The problem is the lack of meaningful coaching around him.


aj6787

How do you know this?


Yvraine

Pretty much every player that has moved to United in the last 5 years either stagnated or performed worse than before, and players that leave United immedialy look better at their new club (Smalling, Young, Lukaku, Mkhitaryan, Sanchez, etc.)


aj6787

Your examples aren’t exactly the best to use. Also the one example that is playing in the PL again, Lukaku, looks shit again. Also this means nothing in terms of Sancho. They could all flourish and he could still be bad somewhere else.


Yvraine

Why are my examples not good?


magnificent_farts

"very solid" - that defence leaks like a sieve with or without him, there's no change when he plays


pw5a29

That double mis kick from Varane and Telles on Brighton’s first goal lol


zimb3lstream

> Varane had been very solid most games he's played for United too. Performances have not been his problem. Constantly missing games has What I've seen from him at United is pretty much exactly how I expected it to go. Regardless of injuries, Varane needs a Ramos-like player next to him though to fulfill his potential. With VVD instead of 🗿 he'd be way better


kukaz00

>Sancho himself said he had issues adjusting to the PL and physicality To be fair most attackers who come from another league have the same problem. Curios how Haaland is going to do.


bash011

Absolutely fine most likely. Strong players normally do well just look at Kulusevski he was written off at Juve and came to use and been great, Haaland will probably do the same except he is a goal machine already so will probably score even more with the City super team


themerinator12

He is walking into a title winning team. It’s not exactly Durant levels of the best joining the best but unless Haaland totally sucks then folks might point to a number of decent strikers that could walk into a team that good and score 15-30 goals with relative ease.


kukaz00

Problem is he won't have the space to work with and much more physical defending. You don't get much time on the ball in PL. It's up to him if he adapts and is tactically disciplined.


themerinator12

Completely agree


stpstrt

Haaland will bag minimum 20 goals next season. I think he’ll be just fine, I’d be more concerned about his injuries. Especially moving to more a physically demanding league. Bar that I think he’s gonna kill it.


kukaz00

I have my doubts but if there's a guy I can trust to properly train a young attacker is Pep. Klopp too but he's not at City


alanalan426

fine because pep


kukaz00

Depends on how tactically disciplined he is and how much he's willing to listen.


DankyPal

Sancho isnt nearly as good as Diaz and wouldnt fit as well, but Varane would probably have a similar impact considering he'd play next to VVD


Howdareme9

> and wouldnt fit as well, Literally no way of knowing. Nobody thougt Dias would fit as well as he did either.


glycerethe

> Nobody thougt Dias would fit as well as he did either. Except it's a data analytics company that alerted Liverpool to sign him because their data showed he is very compatible with Liverpool's players and how they play.


Howdareme9

So their data said that he would have an instant impact the moment he came to the prem? Lmao


glycerethe

If anything, their data suggested if anyone were to have an instant impact in a team that suits him, it's Diaz and Liverpool. Far from your 'nobody thought' claim.


kukaz00

Well if Sancho would have a coach that favors his abilities he could do well. Diaz has had tremendous impact but you can see how they drag the opposing team out from his side to give him some space then switch play to his side. Since his arrival and with Salah out of form Klopp did well to bet on the young gun. Salah still draws two defenders to him no matter what though (see the last Fabinho goal from CL)


ashwinsalian

Just always makes me wonder what a player Timo Werner could have been at Liverpool. Chelsea have shattered his confidence and the tactics don't seem to suit his strengths while Liverpool's signings fit perfectly.


ivc09

he wouldn't have been that good for us either. his link up play is non-existent. he's extremely one dimensional and I was very happy Chelsea are stuck with him


ashwinsalian

Our scouting team doesn't miss and Klopp rated him highly. A lot of our signings are nothing like their former selves. We can only speculate how good he would have been at Liverpool but I can say with confidence his Liverpool career would have been much better than how his Chelsea one has panned out.


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habdragon08

Maguire was on that team as well. And while I don't think he's good enough to be a starter on a team with title aspirations, I also don't think he's quite as bad as reddit says he is. Would be a solid 3/4 CB for most top teams or a quality starter on a midtable team, which he was on Leicester for a few years.


DrAgOnLoLDoTA

Most of us thought he would just be a backup for Moreno/Milner because Moreno was overperforming until his injury in December. Robbo started after that and he never looked back ever since.


ivc09

considering how bad he's been for Chelsea, he would have been better for us no doubt. but I can't see how he would have been anywhere near as good as Jota is. Werner is deeply flawed as a player


pervertedwatcher

Nah, Marina will do her magic and find a fool stupid enough to buy him.


sidvicc

>Just always makes me wonder what a player Timo Werner Probably similar to Luis Diaz, but without the electric flair.


ProudhPratapPurandar

More like Liverpool's system and coaching is one of the best, which makes class players look even better. At United, there isn't any coaching, no system, just vibes. This makes good players look average


hearau1823

Varane won 3 CL in a row + a world cup as a starter, are you claiming that it’s his fault that United are kinda shit?


Howdareme9

He hasn’t been that good for them though


FactHopeful9347

He can’t be when there’s no defensive system? Remember Liverpool last year? You couldn’t call your midfielders trash when your defensive injuries imbalanced your teams style of play and you let United look like good team giving us false hope


YoullNeverMemeAlone

VVD came in a instantly elevated Liverpool's defence, if you're a good enough defender it's more than possible.


enzuigiriretro

What a reductive understanding of football. Surely Klopp had nothing to do with it either. Or the fact that they had brought in Alisson at the same time too and Robertson the season before.


FactHopeful9347

No he came in and balanced the TEAM as a whole. We don’t even have a team. The defence department can’t do anything. It’s like blaming a bad app on the accounting department


Different_Way_157

Talk all you like mate but he literally joined a team that finished 2nd the season before and is now battling for 6th with an improved squad lmao.


FactHopeful9347

A team that lost its manager mid season. Had a catastrophic event happen to the dressing room. The Equivalent of Vinisius getting his contract terminated without warning and replacement. Greenwood guaranteed atleast 12 goals a season and game winning goals at that. We had a good relationship in our attacking pattern around green wood. That’s all gone. We’ve been building that for 2-3 years but nobody seems to sympathize that (for obvious reasons). He will now cost us 70-80 pounds to replace in Darwin or some other overrated European player


aj6787

You don’t know what you’re talking about in regards to Virgil. It was night and day.


kit_mitts

Liverpool already had a good backline, adequate DM cover, and excellent coaching. We had a backline that looked good on paper but was secretly shit, nonexistent DM cover, and a coach completely out of his depth. VVD or any other top CB would have looked embattled in that situation.


seano2037

a good backline. before vvd came in our defence was dogshit trent just came in same with robbo we were leaking points like fuck. dont say our backline was good when the widely used meme for our team was that care meme ferrari at the front honda in the middle and a broken down desolute car at the back.


ivc09

whats Varane's excuse for being piss poor against City in 2020? Man got put in a coffin by Gabriel Jesus. It looked like he had never been pressed in his life.


stpstrt

Mate imagine being Varane and looking to the side and seeing Harry fucking Maguire. Sure he hasn’t been great, but there’s no reliability in that back line.


ivc09

he'll be bang average next season too. he's been on the decline for years, you should know all about that.


FactHopeful9347

What’s Van Dijk excuse for being piss pour shipping 7 to Aston Villa?? Shit fucking happens mate.


ivc09

he was at fault for zero of the goals. that's his excuse. might wanna try watching football before spouting complete nonsense


FactHopeful9347

My point exactly for United defensive shambles as a team this season.


ivc09

my point is that Varane has made individual mistakes that have nothing to do with who he's surrounded with


seano2037

they went through varane is his point.


Nocturnal--Animals

He had Adrian at goal. Gomez struggling next to him. And a wank full of deflected goals. Once the heads turned low there was no point in trying. It also gave the coaching team something to look at. High line okay but meaningless if it's beyond the half way line. Front men just couldn't press well enough to stop them from passing through as well. Overall Alisson was a massive miss.


FactHopeful9347

Ah look local man proves my point about varane and the state of this United team


Nocturnal--Animals

I don't know how. I was just reflecting on the Villa game.


swingtothedrive

We still conceded less goals than United last season too. So system did help us despite the injuries.


kukaz00

Better than any defender there, but hasn't played much.


hooskies

How can you even make that inference from what OP posted


Chuuni_

Liverpool have moneyball statisticians while other teams rely on yer da scouts who look for pashun.


GuitaristHeimerz

I forgot Varane was at United


PlayerAteHer

Long may it last!


indiblue825

My guy out here with Malenia from Elden Ring vibes


jumbojumbowork

Please don't let Benzema be "Let Me Solo Her"...


KillerZaWarudo

Only Ymir know how to beat Liverpool this season


leihto_potato

Konate, what a man you are...


Strawuss

Weeb power let's goo


mister_dupont

Can we loan him for a while?


UglyWanKanobi

Nat Phillips and Rhys Williams are available


scousejay1991

Yes in maybe 7 years once he's done his bit for Liverpool, also as long as your shout IBOUUUUU everytime he heads the ball


FireZeLazer

In 7 years he'll be in his peak lol


scousejay1991

Did i not mention at a sum of £200 million.


ldb

With the rate of inflation as it is now that's like a fiver from now.


fapperontheroof

Who knows where we’ll be in seven years. With how we handle transfers and wage structure, I have no idea how we’ll keep players like him who are straight killing it at such a young age. I’m interested and scared about Trent’s future. He’s one of the best in the world at his role and only 23. Obviously he’s from Liverpool and probably has zero intention to leave, but we can’t keep giving him new contracts until he’s in his 30’s. I guess it’ll come down to how badly he wants to fund the next 10 generations of his family lol.


Tahapatel

Same for Trevoh Chalobah for Chelsea


thalapathy-rover

Cup final losses? Konate's stats account for that aswell.


Tahapatel

Technically not a loss as it was a draw and then a loss through pens but I get ur point


MrBeanie1

Well Big Benz will change this :)


PassengerOk9027

Or maybe he will change big benz 🤔


MrBeanie1

Or maybe not. ;)


Schnitzel-1

If they want to continue that stat they should bench him in the CL final.


Aaaaaaandyy

He can keep that going if he doesn’t play in the champions league final


SteauaBucuresti14

will he start the final ahead of matip?


Mithrandir_97

A question on all of our minds...


dave1992

only Klopp knows. He can't do wrong here. Both are very trusted.


dave1992

He's quality, but unbeaten is quite useless at the league. Can't even draw..


Loud-Caregiver6566

What a signing!!! Wanted him at arsenal but we ended up with the seaside Mustafi 😂😂


Rainfall7711

We don't lose in general and it's obviously not all down to him. The real thing we should talk about is just how absolutely immense he's been. Started the season as 3rd choice CB rotating with Matip and has arguably taken first choice now while being 22, and coming into a squad fighting for everything. Similar impact to Diaz in many ways.


southerna-up-north

Long live King konate


hopelessromantic7

Konate>VVD


seano2037

one day but this is not that day lol.


hopelessromantic7

Lol I am just stirring the pot. I love a big downvote, tells me where people are sensitive.


seano2037

kinda cringe kinda sad.


hopelessromantic7

Fair enough


seano2037

lmao


hopelessromantic7

🤪