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Kostas Tsimikas named Greek Player of the Year

Kostas Tsimikas has been named PSAP Greek Player of the Year for 2019-20 – and a number of his Liverpool teammates have reacted on Instagram.

The 24-year-old defender was recognised for his achievements with his former side Olympiacos prior to his summer switch to Anfield.

Tsimikas clocked up 46 appearences in total last season, playing a pivotal role in Olympiacos’ 45th league title success.

He also played a starring role in the team’s Champions League Group Stage campaign, featuring every minute in fixtures against the likes of Bayern Munich, Tottenham Hotspur and Red Star Belgrade.

Xherdan Shaqiri helped assist the presentation of the awards to his Liverpool teammate at the club’s AXA Training Centre.

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Tsimikas himself later celebrated his award by taking to Instagram to personally thanks his teammates, past and present, upon his reception of the prestigious accolade.

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His Liverpool colleagues, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Adrian, Neco Williams and Marcelo Pitaluga were quick to congratulate the six-time Greece international personally on social media.

Such recognition of Tsimikas’ quality will certainly reassure supporters that there is plenty still to come from Liverpool’s £11.75 million [BBC] summer signing.

Unfortunately for the Reds left-back, he has been limited to just one Premier League appearance all season – largely due to injury.

He has started in Champions League matches against Atalanta and FC Midtjylland, although his first-team opportunities have been restricted as a result of Andy Robertson’s durability this season.

The Scotsman, who shares the same position as Tsimikas, has featured more under Jurgen Klopp this season than any other player.

In many ways, Robertson has been one of the standout players of the 2020/21 campaign. This, then, has had a direct impact on Klopp’s reluctance to frequently rotate between his two left-sided full-backs.

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