Liverpool transfers: U-turn could see Kostas Tsimikas leave after all
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Liverpool transfers: U-turn could see Kostas Tsimikas leave after all

Kostas Tsimikas might leave Liverpool this summer, according to reports. The Reds have reconsidered their position.

This comes from Corriere Dello Sport. They claim Liverpool could allow Kostas Tsimikas to leave the club this summer.

It comes as Napoli search for a left-back. They’d like Emerson Palmieri but Chelsea won’t budge on their demands.

Liverpool, though, appear to have done so. They say the Reds are now sending out signals that they’d do a deal for Tsimikas after initially saying no.

It was reported in Italy just a few days ago that Liverpool wouldn’t let him leave. Now, though, things have changed.

The deal would be a loan with an obligation to buy in a year. All that really matters is whether Jurgen Klopp is willing to let Andy Robertson’s backup go.

Could Kostas Tsimikas leave?

We’d be shocked. After the injury problems last year, Liverpool surely won’t leave themselves light in any position this season. Certainly not if they already have the depth.

Tsimikas is an example of those injuries. He ended up with just six Premier League minutes across his debut season, with injuries keeping him out.

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Part of that was his own problems but issues elsewhere also forced Klopp to stick with Robertson week after week just to bring experience. That’s not a situation they’ll want next season.

At the same time, Liverpool did get by without Tskimkas last season. That was primarily because Robertson was one of the only players who didn’t pick up a problem.

But it still stands that they didn’t necessarily need the Greek. Liverpool also reportedly want a big window next year – getting an obligation to buy from Napoli would guarantee extra funds for that.

We’d still be shocked, though. We’re only just now getting excited about Tsimikas, too – he looks like a very good option for next season.

So while it’s possible to make some sense of this, we just can’t see it happening.

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