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Ibrahima Konate reveals Liverpool dressing room thoughts on next boss as Jurgen Klopp exit nears

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Ibrahima Konate reveals Liverpool dressing room thoughts on next boss as Jurgen Klopp exit nears

 

 

The latest on Liverpool’s search for a new manager to replace Jurgen Klopp with Ibrahima Konate revealing how the squad is feeling about a new arrival.

 

Ibrahima Konate has made it clear how the Liverpool dressing room feel about a new manager coming in to replace Jurgen Klopp ahead of the 2024/25 season.

 

Back in January, Klopp confirmed he would be departing the club at the end of the current campaign, after eight-and-a-half years in charge at Anfield. In the following months, the likes of Julian Nagelsmann, Ruben Amorim and Xabi Alonso were all linked to the job with the latter appearing as the standout favourite.

 

Alonso, who played for Liverpool between 2004 and 2009, began his first senior managerial post at Bayer Leverkusen in late 2022. With the German outfit rotting towards the bottom of the Bundesliga table when he joined, Alonso has successfully turned them into title favourites in just 18 months. Unfortunately for Liverpool’s hopes, that kind of work hasn’t gone unnoticed with Bayern Munich and potentially Real Madrid eyeing up his services.

However, there is no guarantee he leaves Leverkusen in the summer with club CEO Fernando Carro of the belief he will not be going anywhere. “He has a contract until 2026 and we are planning the next season with him at full speed,” he told Marca. “Nothing makes us think that he will not continue with us.”

 

While the verdict from the Leverkusen camp is clear, Konate was on hand to provide an insight into how the Liverpool squad are preparing for a significant managerial change. Speaking to France TV Info, he said: “Liverpool is Liverpool. Klopp was the one who came looking for me and got me to the level I’m at today.

 

“It will always be a legendary, exceptional club. Everyone is apprehensive, and every player is aware of that. Who will the new manager be? Will things go well, both collectively and individually?”

 

With a huge backroom staff change to be made this summer, Liverpool have already began preparing for life after Klopp. Former sporting director Michael Edwards, 22 months on from leaving Liverpool after a 10-year stint, was re-appointed to lead football operations.

 

Earlier this week it was also announced that Richard Hughes would take over as sporting director for the 2024/25 season after it was confirmed he would be leaving his current post at Bournemouth this summer.

 

 

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