Salah reacts angrily to Konate failing to stop Matip’s goal in training

Liverpool new boy Ibrahima Konate failed to stop Joel Matip from finding the back of the net in pre-season training – leaving Mohamed Salah fuming.

Konate, 22, recently joined up with his new Reds team-mates after completing a £36million move from RB Leipzig this summer.

The young centre-back is said to have impressed in his first few sessions with Jurgen Klopp's side, who were crying out for defensive reinforcements after suffering an injury crisis last season.

James Milner has liked what he's seen from him so far, saying: "[He's] Very good. He certainly looks like a central defender! He’s obviously very strong, he’s good on the ball, a very good defender positionally.

"I’ve not seen much of him in training but a couple of things he has done have stood out."

However, footage from Liverpool's session in Austria on Friday shows Matip getting the better of Konate during a small-sided game.

The centre-back goes on a surging run forward and beats one player before heading towards his defensive rival inside the box.

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He then pulls a shot across goal which Konate is unable to block, meaning it slowly trickles into the bottom-right corner.

Clearly on the opposing side, a visibly unhappy Salah turns away and pulls on his training bib in frustration.

Nevertheless, it then gets worse for Konate as the clip continues.

Matip can then be seen advancing with the ball again, but this time he produces a neat piece of footwork to get past the new recruit and then finds the back of the net once more.

Despite what appeared a difficult session, Konate is delighted to be a Liverpool player and has enjoyed meeting his new team-mates.

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“I am very happy to be here with the team," he said this week.

“My first impressions, I am very happy because I work with great players and I know I will [improve] here and I will be better with time. I’m very happy because we work together, everybody is happy and this is good.”

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