New Liverpool signing Ibrahima Konate has savaged Arsenal star Emile Smith Rowe on Instagram, weeks after putting pen to paper on an agreement to move to Anfield.
The Reds had been looking to upgrade their defensive options after being hit by a number of serious injuries in the position over the course of the season.
Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip were all sidelined for long periods of the campaign, leaving Jurgen Klopp’s men light on quality options at the back.
That led to them targeting Konate as they looked to bring in better quality, with the Reds triggering his £36million release clause last month.
The Frenchman had already agreed personal terms with Klopp’s side and will join the club in July subject to international clearance.
He only made 14 appearances in the Bundesliga last season and has been hit by a number of injury issues over past seasons.
But the 22-year-old is still rated as one of the best young defenders in the game, with Liverpool beating off competition from the likes of Manchester United for his signature.
Though he is still yet to link up with his new club and play a match in the Premier League, Konate has already begun to spark rivalries.
His latest target is Arsenal midfielder Smith Rowe, who he played alongside at Leipzig when the Englishman was sent on loan to the German club in 2019.
The 20-year-old posted a photo on Instagram on Thursday of himself modelling a trendy outfit, with the caption being the camera emoji.
But not everyone was a fan of his venture into modelling, with his former team-mate Konate proceeding to savage him in the comments.
In reply to Smith Rowe’s post, the Frenchman wrote: “Wouwww” along with the freezing cold emoji.
Klopp will be keen for his new player to avoid making too many enemies on social media before he even starts his Premier League career.
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