The Player Ratings: Liverpool 4 - 0 Arsenal

The Player Ratings: Liverpool 4 - 0 Arsenal

Alisson Becker - 7.5 Mistakes will come now and again, but the world's best stopper showed a commanding presence in a routine display. Trent Alexander Arnold - 9.5 Sensational. The teams primary playmaker is transcending the fullback position. Any manager in world football (club football anyway) would have this man over any other, and his domination of the right hand side is becoming an on going problem for the opposition. Two great assists. Kostas Tsimikas - 7.5 He had the …
Assessing Andy Robertson's 2021/22 Form

Assessing Andy Robertson's 2021/22 Form

Andy Robertson's place in Liverpool's starting line-up is under intense scrutiny. Over the past few weeks, maybe even the past couple of months, the calls for Kostas Tsimikas to replace him have grown progressively louder. Before the season began, I'd argue that the only position up for debate in Liverpool's strongest XI was centre-forward, but with Tsimikas displaying his capabilities and Robertson failing to hit the heights, Roberto Firmino isn't the only stalwart looking over his shoulder. This should, of …
The Tsimikas & Robertson Rivalry

The Tsimikas & Robertson Rivalry

Competition is a good thing, and a comfortable player can be a potential risk in critical situations. To have two players vying for the same position can add intensity, urgency and quality to either players' performance. The ability to rotate also allows a few vital components, aside from fears of being dropped raising a player's game. The need to rest players (especially those that are flogged during international breaks) can maintain a level of freshness and thus added dependability throughout. …
Why Andy Robertson is Undroppable

Why Andy Robertson is Undroppable

When Andy Robertson was signed from newly relegated Hull City, there was a collective air of uncertainty. The left back spot had become (like so many other positions when Klopp arrived) a problem one. With Albert Moreno being swapped in and out with James Milner prior to Robbo’s signing, it was certainly an area that needed addressing. Hull City and Liverpool managed a trade type deal, that was surely separated for accountancy purposes. The overall deal saw Kevin Stewart leave …
Second Season Tsimikas To Enjoy Further Responsibility

Second Season Tsimikas To Enjoy Further Responsibility

On the surface, the signing of Kostas Tsimikas really hasn't worked out for Liverpool. Signed from Olympiacos in the summer of 2020, the Greek left-back -- whose acquisition was aimed at giving Andy Robertson the opportunity to rest -- only made seven appearances in all competitions in his first season on Merseyside. Meanwhile, Robertson played in every single Premier League fixture, clocking up an energy-sapping 3,368 minutes in the process of the most condensed season of all time. The Scotland …
Raphael Guerreiro - A Possible Liverpool Masterstroke

Raphael Guerreiro - A Possible Liverpool Masterstroke

Unless something strange happens between now and the end of June, Georginio Wijnaldum's five-year stint with Liverpool will come to an end. The Dutchman, who joined the club in the summer of 2016 from Newcastle United, will leave the Reds on a free transfer with FC Barcelona -- coached by his former Dutch national team manager, Ronald Koeman -- touted as his most likely destination. A key cog to Liverpool's successes during his time on Merseyside, Wijnaldum will be missed …
Atalanta 0-5 Liverpool: Player ratings from a masterclass in Bergamo

Atalanta 0-5 Liverpool: Player ratings from a masterclass in Bergamo

Liverpool produced their best performance of the season so far and one of their finest under Jurgen Klopp in a rout of Atalanta. The Reds made a mockery of the Serie A side's fearsome reputation in the scintillating 5-0 victory, with Diogo Jota hitting a hat-trick to continue his staggering start. Here is how the Reds rated. Alisson Becker - 7/10 After a nervy start which saw a couple of tame efforts nearly squirm away, Alisson authoritatively maintained Liverpool's third …
Tsimikas Can Become A Shrewd Liverpool Signing, Says Greek Expert

Tsimikas Can Become A Shrewd Liverpool Signing, Says Greek Expert

Greek football expert Stel Stylianou believes that Kostas Tsimikas has the ideal mentality to succeed at Liverpool.  The 24-year-old left-back has joined the Reds from Olympiacos after the English champions agreed a fee in the region of £11,000,000 with the Greek giants.  With Andrew Robertson the only recognized senior left-back at the club, Liverpool -- who, among other options such as Sevilla's Sergio Reguilon, were said to be interested in Norwich’s Northern Ireland international Jamal Lewis -- made the signing …
Klopp gives his take on new Reds signing Kostas Tsimikas

Klopp gives his take on new Reds signing Kostas Tsimikas

Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp believes new signing Kostas Tsimikas has the desire and winning mentality needed to fit right in at Melwood and Anfield. The 24-year-old Greece international officially signed for Liverpool on Monday evening after completing his medical. Tsimikas has been signed to provide further strength-in-depth in the left-back position. He will provide cover and competition for Andy Robertson in the Liverpool defence. Speaking to Liverpoolfc.com, Klopp revealed that The Reds' scouting department had been watching Tsimikas in action …