Ibrahima Konate reveals what Trent Alexander-Arnold has text him ahead of England’s World Cup quarter-final clash with France
Immediately after it was announced that England would play France in the World Cup quarterfinal, Trent Alexander-Arnold texted Ibou Konate, according to information provided by Konate.
While his Liverpool teammate has played just once at the tournament, it was as a second-half substitution during the team’s loss of Wales in the group stages, the towering center defender has appeared in three of his side’s four games so far and has excelled when called upon.
Although it is unlikely that either defender will start the crucial match on Saturday, our No. 66 still delivered a message to the former RB Leipzig player.
“This rivalry has existed since the dawn of time. Alexander-Arnold sent me a message saying ‘see you Saturday my brother’ because I am very close to him,” revealed the 23-year-old to RMC Sport (via Rousing The Kop).
One of Jurgen Klopp’s key players for the Reds is Alexander-Arnold, and it’s nothing short of amazing how he’s transformed the full-back position in recent years.
Gareth Southgate frequently chooses players like Kieran Trippier and Kyle Walker in the position, yet he consistently ignores them.
Raphael Varane and Dayot Upamecano are likely to be named ahead of Konate against England, despite the fact that Konate started twice for Qatar.
The 23-year-old has stated that if France fails to successfully defend the trophy, he would like to see one of his Anfield teammates experience success in the Middle East.
“I want to say France but then you’re going to use that against us! It’s difficult, there can be so many surprises. If I have to choose one, it will be France, or a team with Liverpool players,” he added.