Liverpool have completed the signing of left-back Kostas Tsimikas and Jürgen Klopp has revealed that they had beem monitoring the Greece international for a while.
“We have watched Kostas for a long time and are really happy that he has joined us. It’s the perfect news before we come back together very soon,” Klopp told Liverpoolfc.com.
“He is a very good footballer with an attitude to win and to compete, and I really like his mentality. It fits perfectly with the mood and the desire we have in our dressing room already.
“He has showed already at a young age he can experience football in a different country and do well – and he has been a big part of the success Olympiacos has had to win their title this season and in their European campaigns.
“Kostas knows from personal experience what is required to challenge and succeed domestically and in the Champions League, and he is ambitious for more – just like us.
“He has come up against some very tough opponents in the past couple of seasons and done well and we know he relishes the challenge, which is perfect for us.
“For that reason we are delighted to know we’ll have him with us for the years ahead. I’m so pleased.”
Klopp is clearly delighted with his new addition and finally there is now natural cover and competition for Andy Robertson in the squad.
Robertson is one of the best left-backs in the game today and it will take a lot from Tsimikas to claim the first choice berth from him but it will lead to some healthy competition in the position which can only benefit the squad.