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'Why did Virgil do that': Some Liverpool fans discuss what Van Dijk did to Konate in training

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Liverpool fans have taken to Twitter to react after watching footage of Virgil van Dijk being playful with Ibrahima Konate in training.

What’s the story?

Well, the £75m colossus could be seen walking behind Liverpool’s new £36m recruit during Liverpool’s pre-season training in Austria.

When he catches sight of the camera, Van Dijk decides to play a subtle prank on the Frenchman.

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As you can see in the footage down below, the Dutchman nudges Konate in the back, before walking off.

At least the 22-year-old saw the funny side of it, as he aims a smile in Van Dijk’s direction.

It may only have been a small thing, but it’s good to see that Van Dijk feels he can mess around with his new teammate so early into his Liverpool career.

Ideal mentor to Ibrahima Konate

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Walking into the Premier League as a 22-year-old surely isn’t easy, let alone when you cost such a significant amount of money.

However, under Van Dijk’s tutelage, Konate could thrive.

The Dutchman is eight years older than the Frenchman, and has spent many years in England’s top-flight.

He’ll also know a thing or two about dealing with the pressure of a big price tag, having cost a world-record fee for a defender.

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Let’s not forget Joe Gomez and Joel Matip as well, who can also boast tremendous experience and also offer guidance to Konate.

With Jürgen Klopp – a world class coach – at the helm as well, Konate is in a fantastic environment where he can truly thrive.

For now, let’s see what the Liverpool fans on Twitter have been saying about Van Dijk’s playful shove…

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