Kostas Tsimikas is expected to remain at Liverpool beyond this season, despite a disappointing first year at Anfield, according to a journalist in his homeland.
The left-back joined the Reds for £11.75million from Olympiakos last summer, with Jurgen Klopp hoping to provide Andy Robertson with some competition.
Journalist claims Tsimikas will stay at Liverpool
Despite this, the 24-year-old is still expected to stay with the Reds, with journalist Giannis Chorianopoulos confirming as much on Twitter. Chorianopoulos is the editor-in-chief at Greek outlet Sportive.gr.
It is claimed that Tsimikas is ‘100%’ focused on staying on Liverpool, as he looks to overcome this tricky period and become a key squad member moving forward.
“No sign at the moment that Tsimikas is going to leave LFC. He is 100% focus on Liverpool,” the journalist said.
Transfer Tavern take
It is scarcely believable how little Tsimikas has played this season – Liverpool fans could even be forgiven for forgetting he existed, such has been his lack of football.
It would be premature to sell him so soon, however, considering injuries have hampered him, but far more availability is required in 2021/22.
Robertson’s form has completely deserted him, partly down to playing too much football – he has played more league minutes than any other Liverpool player this season, and with Scotland doing the unthinkable and finally qualifying for the Euros this summer, there will be little rest for the flying full-back heading into the next campaign.
Tsimikas being fit and reliable can help ease the burden on Robertson moving forward, so it is absolutely the right decision to stay put, but he simply must improve his fitness and show Klopp he is more than just an extra bib in training.
In other news, some Liverpool fans are delighted after seeing one key figure back in Reds training. Find out who it is here.
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