• News

Liverpool confirm squad number for Konate for 2021-22

Ibrahima Konate - Liverpool
Getty Images

The France U21 defender made the switch from the Red Bull Arena to Anfield this summer on a £36 million transfer.


Liverpool have announced Ibrahima Konate will be wearing the No 5 shirt in the upcoming season.

Konate inherits the squad number of Georginio Wijnaldum, who left the club last month to join Paris Saint-Germain. Wijnaldum joined PSG on a free transfer after a successful five-year stint at the club.

Before Wijnaldum, defender Daniel Agger had donned the No 5 shirt. Milan Baros, Steve Staunton, and Mark Wright are a few other notable figures to have filled that shirt.


The 22-year-old center-back was one of the players to model the Reds’ new away jersey, which is described by manufacturers Nike as “off-white stone” colored to reflect the “rich history” of the city of Liverpool and is inspired by the classic 1996-97 strip.

A statement on the club website read: “Liverpool FC can confirm the squad number Ibrahima Konate will wear for the 2021-22 season.

“The centre-back, who joined the Reds from RB Leipzig on July 1, will assume the No 5 jersey. Georginio Wijnaldum was the previous incumbent of the shirt during his five-year spell at Anfield.”