Jürgen Klopp looks to be closing in on his first addition of the summer with various outlets reporting that Liverpool are set to sign Kostas Tsimikas from Olympiakos. 

Liverpool are reportedly on the brink of signing Kostas Tsimikas.

Liverpool are reportedly on the brink of signing Kostas Tsimikas. (Photo by Dimitris Lampropoulos/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Liverpool to sign Tsimikas

Paul Joyce, Melissa Reddy and James Pearce have all said it: Liverpool are on the verge of signing Kostas Tsimikas as cover for Andy Robertson for a reported fee of £11.75m.

The 24-year-old Greek left back is a key member of the Olympiakos side which won the Super League title this year.

In 20 games this season the defender registered five assists, not a bad return for a side which doesn’t rely on its full backs as much as Liverpool.

Robertson cover

The Greek defender will arrive as cover for Andy Robertson at left back.

At the minute there is no natural deputy for the Scotland captain; Neco Williams and James Milner have filled in in the past but the club have obviously felt it necessary to bring in reinforcements.

The move will give the boss the opportunity to rest Robertson before key games; if we have Southampton of a Saturday but Barcelona on the Wednesday then we can make sure that Robbo is entering the game fully refreshed.

Liverpool fans react to Tsimikas reports

One Greek fan told Kopites that the Reds were getting a bargain, saying that he will be pushing Robbo hard for a starting berth.

Another supporter praised Liverpool’s approach, pointing out that they won’t be bullied into paying higher fees.

 

Even Arsenal fans were impressed by the business.

Some Liverpool fans became, shall we say, optimistic?

And of course, there’s always one…

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