Liverpool FC's Ibrahima Konaté shows his MTB skills at the team's German training camp

A man doing a wheelie on a bike
(Image credit: This Is Anfield)

Liverpool Football Club are currently at a pre-season training camp at Baden-Württemberg, German. A video of their return from a fitness session posted yesterday on the YouTube channel This Is Anfield shows a number of players taking to two wheels as they made their way back to the team hotel (check out the video below). The team seemingly had a choice of road or mountain bike options, while what would appear to be some of the LFC coaching team rode electric mountain bikes.

While most of the players are riding casually after what was presumably a tough session, French center-back Ibrahima Konaté shows off his wheeling skills on a mountain bike. Konaté casually wheelies up a short slope at the end of the video, but Hungarian midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai is less game and opts to walk up pushing his MTB. Not all the players rode bikes though, English midfielder Jordan Henderson can be seen chilling in a golf cart on his way back to the hotel.

While there's no doubting his wheelie skills, could Ibrahima Konaté actually enjoy hitting the trails when not playing for Liverpool? Well, we've absolutely no idea, but we're pretty sure Jurgen Klopp wouldn't appreciate Konaté smashing himself up on an enduro run mid-way through the soccer season. That said, he did miss a fair chunk of last season out injured.

The 32-man squad of Liverpool players at the 10-day German training camp comprises of Alisson, Gomez, Van Dijk, Konaté, Thiago, Diaz, Szoboszlai, Nunez, Mac Allister, Salah, Adrian, Henderson, Gakpo, Jota, Tsimikas, Robertson, Matip, Bajcetic, Phillips, Kelleher, Alexander-Arnold, Pitaluga, Bradley, Clark, Doak, Frauendorf, Jaros, Koumas, McConnell, Mrozek, Quansah, Scanlon.

Richard Owen
Editor, Bike Perfect

Rich has been riding mountain bikes for over 30 years and mostly likes hitting flowy yet technical trails that point downhill. A jack of many trades, he has competed in cross-country, enduro and long distance MTB races. A resident of North Devon, Rich can mostly be found pedaling furiously around his local trails, or slightly further afield in the Quantocks, the Mendips or Exmoor. 

Current rides: Merida One-Forty 6000, Banshee Paradox

Height: 175cm

Weight: 68kg