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Liverpool news: Ibrahima Konate responds after being told to ‘f*** off’ by Chelsea fan | Football | Sport

Liverpool centre-back Ibrahima Konate was quick to give a measured response after being told to ‘f*** off’ by an angry Chelsea fan on Instagram. Konate helped Liverpool to a narrow victory over the Blues in the Carabao Cup final, with Virgil van Dijk’s late header in extra time wrapping up a famous win under the Wembley arch.

On Monday, Chelsea defender Axel Disasi posted on Instagram to suggest the pain of losing will spur the Blues on to bigger and better things, saying: “Yesterday’s defeat was a very tough one to take. It hurts badly, and will hurt for a while. But the pain also brings us closer together, and we will overcome this as one.

“We will not stop. This might be the beginning of something new. Thank you for your unconditional support.”

Konate showed his classy side towards Disasi, who he has played with at international level for France, by leaving a comment on the post which read: “Warrior. All the best for the rest of the season brother.” However, the Liverpool ace was then rudely called out by a Chelsea fan, who simply wrote: “F*** off”.

The comment did not seem to bother Konate, though, as he opted to kill with kindness rather than engaging in a war of words with the angry fan. He wrote back: “Allah see you! Keep going brother,” along with an applause emoji and two laughing emojis.

Sunday’s game marked the second time Konate had lifted the Carabao Cup with Liverpool, having beaten the same opponents in the same fixture two years ago. He has made 81 appearances for the Reds in all competitions since joining the club from RB Leipzig in 2021 and remains tied down until the summer of 2026.

Konate revealed after the final whistle that he would be open to extending his stay at Anfield in order to achieve further success, telling Telefoot: “It’s clear that I want to stay for a long time, it’s clear that I want to achieve things. The most important thing to stay here is to set the bar high.”

The Frenchman has also underlined his desire to give Jurgen Klopp the perfect send-off by winning more silverware between now and the end of the season. Liverpool remain in with a big chance of clinching the Premier League title, while they also feature in the fifth round of the FA Cup and the knockout stages of the Europa League.

Konate added: “We have to live with it, but in a positive way. It’s his last season with us, we’re giving him the best possible exit for everything he’s been able to do for this legendary club.

“He told us in the dressing room, just like that, one morning at a meeting. I was quite surprised. I didn’t expect it in the context we were in. Throwing me into the deep end, Liverpool, the Premier League, the Champions League, that’s something else. Everything he gave me enabled me to join the France [national] team.”

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