Liverpool are set to take on Lincoln City in their upcoming Carabao Cup fixture this evening.
The Reds will be looking to continue their winning form against the League Two side, who will also be hoping for a positive result.
After Pep Lijnders took the role of press conference duty instead of Jurgen Klopp, the English champions could field a team of mainly fringe players.
Should Kostas Tsimikas start against Lincoln City?
One man who could therefore make his debut for Liverpool is Kostas Tsimikas. The left-back joined the Merseyside outfit back in August, becoming their first senior signing of the transfer window.
Klopp will undoubtedly hope that his side can hold onto their Premier League crown. They have won both fixtures so far and he could opt to rest some of his key players ahead of Monday’s match against Arsenal. Andy Robertson may be one of the players to take a backseat.
If the Scotsman is absent, it will open the door for Tsimikas to show his worth for the Reds. Whilst he may not be in contention for first choice, he can still impress as Robertson’s deputy.
The Greece international’s last match was for former club Olympiakos against Wolves. Despite the Premier League side coming away with a win in their Europa League clash, Tsimikas put in a solid performance.
The 24-year-old completed a very impressive six total tackles and also made two interceptions and one clearance (via Sofascore).
Whilst Liverpool may have the better team on paper, they mustn’t underestimate Lincoln who will want to utilise their run in the Carabao Cup. Tsimikas will need to be alert for any dangerous runs from the Imps’ winger Harry Anderson.
How do you think the Liverpool v Lincoln match will play out? Have your say in the comments below!
Click here to comment on this articleor
Give us feedback on your Football Transfer Tavern experience