Liverpool have one of the strongest starting lineups in world football. The Reds boast a side full of superstars and as a result it can be hard to break into the team. Few people know this better than our backup left back. According to Fabrizio Romano, Liverpool have turned down offers for Kostas Tsimikas.
Kostas Tsimikas story
Last summer Liverpool were in search of cover for Andy Robertson.
The Reds had no depth at left back and the issue needed resolving.
A bid was submitted for Jamaal Lewis but Norwich City rejected the offer.
Just a couple of days later Liverpool confirmed the signing of Kostas Tsimikas from Olympiakos for a fee of £11.75m.
The Greek wing back rarely featured in his debut season, clocking just six Premier League minutes across two sub appearances.
Liverpool reject Kostas Tsimikas bids
There has been plenty of speculation about the defender due to his lack of game time.
However, the club are expected to give him an increased role this season as we were unable to rotate the defence last term due to how weak the back line already was due to injuries.
Speaking to Anfield Watch, Fabrizio Romano claimed Liverpool have rejected bids for Kostas Tsimikas:
“I have to tell you that he had some interest from Spain, Tsimikas, they were talking to him.
“They were trying to sign him but Liverpool wanted to protect the player, they say that they trust him, so at the moment there is nothing advanced for him leaving the club.”
What RTK has to say
Liverpool can’t afford to sell Tsimi due to the lack of depth at left back.
If the right option came up and we could bring in an alternate whilst selling the Greek defender at a profit then maybe the club would consider it.
However, he didn’t get his fair share of minutes last season due to the injury crisis. This time out he can show us what he’s got.