‘We’re Gonna Run Over Them’ ‘Isak Will Have A Field Day’ Newcastle Fans React As Liverpool Are Dealt Big Blow

‘We’re Gonna Run Over Them’ ‘Isak Will Have A Field Day’ Newcastle Fans React As Liverpool Are Dealt Big Blow

Liverpool are likely to be without Ibrahima Konate when they take on Newcastle this evening, according to the Daily Mail reporter Craig Hope.

The defender was a doubt heading into the game at St James’ Park due to a muscular injury and it appears he won’t be available to face the Magpies.

Most fans on X (formerly known as Twitter) are not particularly bothered by the injury news, as they feel that Eddie Howe’s side are capable of beating any team in the Premier League on their day:

Konate’s absence should hand Newcastle an advantage

Since the start of last season, Liverpool have been pretty vulnerable at the back. One of the reasons for that is that they leave large spaces for their centre-backs to cover.

That problem was exacerbated when Trent Alexander-Arnold was moved into an inverted fullback role, and it means there is a heavy onus on Konate’s pace and strength to ensure the backline is not exposed.

Without the Frenchman, the Reds have looked prone to conceding, and his potential replacement Joel Matip is not particularly well-equipped that do what is asked of him. The Magpies will be looking to make inroads down his side of the pitch tonight.

Making up for last season

Eddie Howe’s men only lost five times in the Premier League last campaign, but two of those were against Liverpool.

They will feel that this evening’s match at St James’ Park is a perfect opportunity to put things right, and Konate’s absence should help them do that.

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David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.