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Christopher Nkunku sends message to 22-year-old Liverpool star following last night's victory

Liverpool defender Ibrahima Konate played 45 minutes on Thursday night as the Reds beat Arsenal to reach the Carabao Cup final.

The 22-year-old started on the bench but Jurgen Klopp brought him on to replace Joel Matip at half-time.

Matip was struggling in the first half and, according to Klopp, was “not 100 percent right”.

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Konate marshalled the defence well in the second half and saw a header crash off the post in the 59th minute.

Although he picked up a booking, he nonetheless did really well, helping the Reds record a clean sheet.

At the other end, Diogo Jota got both of Liverpool’s goals, with Trent Alexander-Arnold assisting him both times.

Konate took to Instagram after the game to celebrate the Liverpool victory:

And one of the responses came former RB Leipzig teammate Christopher Nkunku:

Nkunku’s comment translates to “soon the first goal, it’s heating up”.

Konate is yet to score for Liverpool but came close against Arsenal, rattling the woodwork.

As well as being a compatriot and former teammate of Konate, Nkunku has also been linked with Liverpool.

Reports from Spain – as shared by the Liverpool Echo – have suggested that Klopp has been eyeing the 24-year-old.

Last year, the Echo also claimed Nkunku would be a good fit as a future Mohamed Salah replacement.

If Liverpool were to move for the French forward, Konate could certainly take him under his wing.

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