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Liverpool Defender Ibrahima Konate Appeared To Eat Confetti During Carabao Cup Final Celebrations

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Liverpool Defender Ibrahima Konate Appeared To Eat Confetti During Carabao Cup Final Celebrations

Ibrahima Konate went viral on social media after appearing to eat confetti in Liverpool's Carabao Cup final celebrations.

The Reds beat Chelsea 11-10 on penalties in an entertaining showpiece at Wembley that could not be decided in 120 minutes of action.

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Konate replaced Joel Matip in the second half and tucked away his penalty. Every player scored, including Liverpool goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher, until opposite number Kepa Arrizabalaga smashed his over the bar to give Jurgen Klopp's side the win.

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Image: PA
Image: PA

Kepa had taken the place of Edouard Mendy just before the end of extra time in a repeat scenario of the UEFA Super Cup in the summer.

Konate, a summer signing from RB Leipzig, got his hands on his first medal and trophy in Liverpool colours.

But the Frenchman enjoyed it a little too much. Footage showed the 22-year-old chomping on some of the confetti that was fired out of a cannon and then nearly choking on a piece.

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Holding his medal as he did, the 22-year-old got rid of the confetti from his mouth and Andy Robertson was in absolute stitches next to him.

Konate too erupted in laughter in the clip, which has racked up over 380,000 views and been shared around by amused football fans.

Image: PA
Image: PA

Also in the post-match celebrations was a heartwarming moment when the likes of Jordan Henderson, Fabinho and Virgil van Dijk urged Takeshi Minamino to have his moment with the Carabao Cup trophy.

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They also got the Liverpool supporters to cheer the Japanese international on as he sprinted over to them with the silverware.

The former Red Bull Salzburg forward is a rather shy individual and in July 2020, Henderson made sure to put an arm around him and involve him in Liverpool's title celebrations.

Featured Image Credit: Image: Twitter

Topics: Liverpool, Andy Robertson, Chelsea, Carabao Cup

Josh Lawless
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