'He's phenomenal': Kostas Tsimikas says one Liverpool player works so hard in training
Liverpool defender Kostas Tsimikas has waxed lyrical about Reds teammate Mohamed Salah.
The Reds full-back spoke to talkSPORT about his time at Anfield so far, and he touched upon his friendship with Salah.
Tsimikas’ maiden season at Liverpool proved difficult as he suffered injuries early on in the campaign.
And moving to the Premier League meant he had to get used to a new style of play, which can take time.
In addition, the Reds’ injury problems meant they struggled to hit the heights of the previous two seasons.
And with the pressure on, Jurgen Klopp stuck with the impressive – and consistent – Andrew Robertson at left-back.
This meant Tsimikas had to make do with a place on the bench for most of the season.
With Robertson recovering from an ankle ligament injury, Tsimikas has filled in as Liverpool won their opening two Premier League games.
And he has done superbly, helping the Reds to clean sheets against Norwich and Burnley and registering an assist against the latter.
Liverpool ace can do something “nobody can do”
Further up the pitch, Salah has also got off to a flyer, scoring once and claiming two assists in Liverpool’s first two games.
Tsimikas revealed how he’s been great friends with Salah since he first arrived at Anfield and how they often train together.
“We’ve been very good friends from day one,” the defender told talkSPORT.
“He tries to help me with everything I ask him about, he’s a very good guy.
“We spend a lot of time in the training ground and have fun. He’s a really honest guy and that’s what I like about him.
“He’s a goal machine, he’s phenomenal because to score easily like him is something nobody can do.
“He works a lot. I always see him in the gym or on the pitch. We stay together at training and even practice free-kicks.”