Ibrahima Konate has revealed that he will be out for some time due to a leg injury, which has dealt Liverpool a huge blow ahead of the new Premier League season.
After joining RB Leipzig, the 23-year-old defender established himself as an important member of the cup-winning squad last season.
He appeared in 29 different competitions.
But Konate will miss the start of the new campaign due to an injury picked up in the 3-0 defeat in a pre-season friendly against RC Strasbourg Alsace on Sunday.
The Frenchman fell to the ground twice in quick succession during the early stages of the second half and was substituted by manager Jurgen Klopp.
‘Unfortunately, I have to spend some time off the pitch but it won’t be too long,’ wrote Konate on his Instagram page on Thursday evening.
‘In the meantime, I will be doing my best to come back even stronger and support the boys.’
An official statement from the club on the injury read: ‘Ibrahima Konate is set to miss the start of the 2022-23 season after sustaining an injury during Sunday’s pre-season encounter with RC Strasbourg Alsace.
‘The center-back was forced from the field in the second half of the Anfield encounter having picked up a knock.’