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Official: Liverpool Announce First 2021/22 Signing

Liverpool have officially announced their first 2021/22 signing following a difficult campaign.

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The Reds have confirmed via their official website that RB Leipzig defender Ibrahima Konate has agreed a long-term contract with the club.

Konate, 22, has passed a medical and finalised terms with Liverpool, and is currently awaiting an international clearance and a successful work permit.

Speaking to the club's website, the Frenchman said: "I'm really happy to be joining such a massive club like Liverpool.

"It's a really exciting moment for me and my family, and I am really looking forward to meeting my new teammates, the staff and getting started on this new chapter.

"Right now, my focus is on the U21 European Championships with France, but after this competition I know I will be joining one of the best teams in the world and that gives me a great feeling.

"I have worked very hard for many years to get to this point, but I would like to say a big thank you to everyone at RB Leipzig and all the people I worked with there – the coaches, my teammates, the staff and especially the fans.

"Your support helped me grow up during my time there and become not only a better player, but a better man and I will always be grateful for it."

Below are more players whose exits from their current clubs have been confirmed: 

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