Report: Jurgen Klopp has faith in Liverpool left-back Kostas Tsimikas
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Report: Jurgen Klopp has faith in Liverpool left-back Kostas Tsimikas

According to The Athletic, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp will keep faith with Kostas Tsimikas next season, despit the Greek star’s struggles this term.

Tsimikas was brought in last summer to try and put some pressure on Andy Robertson in the left-back slot. However, he’s made just two appearances in the Premier League.

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But despite the lack of appearances, the Athletic claim that Klopp will stick with his man next season. Their report states that there is a ‘belief’ that Tsimikas will come good, following a year of bedding in.

Klopp’s apparent faith in Tsimikas will ensure funds and wages are free to be spent elsewhere in the squad. The Reds have already signed Ibrahima Konate today while Hakan Calahanoglu is said to be another the club are in talks with.

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Tsimikas, then, should be well motivated to repay this show of faith from his manager in the 21/22 campaign.

Liverpool have a right to expect more from Tsimikas next season

While it’s admirable that Klopp has faith in Tsimikas, Liverpool will want to see a bit more from him. They can’t simply rely on Andy Robertson for every game, despite his amazing energy levels.

Tsimikas will need to step his game up and pressure the Scot. That’s why he was bought. He was not brought in to simply bench warm and pick up a wage.

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In support of the Greek, Robertson is relentless. He’s also hardly ever injured, which makes Tsimikas’ job even harder at times. But then on the flipside, the onus is on the defender himself to ensure he catches Klopp’s eye.

A big summer awaits for Tsimikas, you feel. Liverpool have once again qualified for the Champions League. With that in mind, they’ll need all the squad ready and willing to contribute.

Tsimikas, then, needs to knuckle down and show Klopp he is right to be sticking with his signing.

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