Tsimikas Pens Fresh Liverpool Deal Amidst International Duties
In the midst of international football frenzy, Liverpool’s Kostas Tsimikas is on the brink of penning a fresh deal with the Merseyside giants. The Greek left-back’s commitment to the Reds is set to be extended, marking a significant move in the club’s strategic planning.
A Brief Glimpse This Season
Despite only gracing the pitch for a mere four minutes this campaign, Tsimikas remains a revered figure within the Anfield corridors. His influence in the dressing room is palpable, and insiders suggest his bond with the club is set to be fortified with a two-year extension.
On International Duty
Currently, Tsimikas is representing Greece, with their Euro 2024 Qualifier against Gibraltar rounding off this international spell. Before this, the Greeks faced a formidable Netherlands side, where Tsimikas locked horns with clubmate Virgil van Dijk. The encounter ended in a 3-0 defeat, with Cody Gakpo, another Liverpool star, finding the net.
Tsimikas at Liverpool: A Retrospective
Since his £11.75 million move from Olympiacos in 2020, Tsimikas has donned the Liverpool jersey 62 times. His reliability and adaptability have made him an invaluable asset, often stepping in seamlessly for Andy Robertson. Fans have affectionately labelled him the ‘Greek Scouser’, a testament to his on-field prowess and off-field charisma.
While he’s yet to open his goal account for Liverpool, Tsimikas boasts 12 assists. Half of these came in the last season, with the other half from the preceding one. One such assist, a sublime setup for Mohamed Salah, drew effusive praise from Jurgen Klopp. Reflecting on the move, Klopp remarked, “Super counter-attack, top passes, the patience of Kostas is super.”
The Road Ahead for Tsimikas
While his appearances this season have been limited, securing Tsimikas for the foreseeable future is a shrewd move by Liverpool. His consistency and dedication make him an integral part of the squad’s fabric.