'Why did Virgil do that': Some Liverpool fans discuss what Van Dijk did to Konate in training
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.
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
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.
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…
Van Dijk letting Konate know who the alpha at Liverpool is— Shakir (@SH35dv5e7) July 16, 2021
Master and apprentice…great to see Virgil giving out the banter already. pic.twitter.com/eJgVniDU7G— Syelaw (@syelaw) July 17, 2021
vvd's aura is muad dawg i bet konate blushed when it happened https://t.co/HuJpIIeNIj— Vik (@LFCVik2) July 16, 2021
Konate is built 😳💪— FPL 🔥⚽️ (Anz) (@FPL_FireBall) July 16, 2021
It’s like we cloned VVD 😂
Them two playing together will be so good to watch. 💪💨
Can’t wait! https://t.co/fYGc2YQMPd
Yes konate is built like a brick but why did virgil do that 😂😭 https://t.co/7G4mTh4vIr— Rhys🏴 (@LFCRhxs5) July 16, 2021
Van dijk’s that dude that plays around in training but flips the switch and turns to a beast on the pitch https://t.co/sxJl4hFSX4— azusagawa (@tanlesliee) July 16, 2021
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