Reports a few days ago claimed that Jürgen Klopp’s men have agreed to terms with the player, but are yet to come to an agreement with his club in regards his transfer fee, which is set at £30.5m due to a clause in the player’s contract.
However, speaking on the Here We Go podcast, Romano said that it was merely a formality at this point and that Liverpool will get the deal over the line in the not too distant future:
“Konaté is going to Liverpool. As announced some days ago, the agreement is done with the player, five-year contract, so Konaté’s set to join Liverpool. They just have to pay the release clause to RB Leipzig… Liverpool are prepared to pay the release clause of Konaté.
“They want to sign Konaté, so it’s just a matter of time and then I think Konaté will be the new centre-back of Liverpool and let’s see what they will decide with Ozan Kabak at the moment nothing has been decided yet. He’s on loan with a buy option so we will see at the end of the season.”
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It’s no secret that Liverpool have struggled at centre-back this season given the catalogue of injuries that they suffered this campaign to the likes of Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk, and their replacements haven’t done that well in their place.
Ozan Kabak and Rhys Williams currently place 13th and 21st in the team respectively when it comes to their WhoScored ratings this season, with only Nathaniel Phillips proving his worth as he ranks 2nd, so now they move onto the next person to try and fix that hole.
And with Konaté coming to the club as part of the stingiest defence in the Bundesliga, hopefully he can bring some of that to Anfield with him and help Liverpool get back on track after a terrible season for them.