Liverpool are always on the lookout for a bargain, for the right deal at the right time. Michael Edwards is a consummate opportunist. This summer could see a perfect opportunity arise. Liverpool should swoop for Thierry Small if they end up selling Kostas Tsimikas.
Kostas Tsimikas situation
Last summer the Reds needed cover at left back.
Jürgen Klopp had been using James Milner as depth for Andy Robertson but we needed a more specialised star to come in.
After a bid for Jamal Lewis was rejected, Liverpool signed Kostas Tsimikas from Olympiakos for £11.75m.
The Greek’s first season at Anfield saw his minutes limited by the injury crisis.
With the centre of the defence decimated the boss could ill afford resting his star full backs.
Despite plenty of claims the left back was staying put this summer Corriere Dello Sport has now reported that Liverpool are open to selling Kostas Tsimikas to Napoli.
The Reds could end up sending the Greek to the Serie A side on loan with an obligation to buy.
Liverpool could swoop for Thierry Small
Just the other side of Stanley Park there’s a storm brewing.
One of Everton’s most talented academy stars has allegedly failed to report back for training amid a contract standoff.
Liverpool could use this opportunity to swoop for Thierry Small.
According to The Athletic, the 17-year-old left back is holding off on signing a professional contract because he can’t see a path to the first team.
If Liverpool move on Tsimikas then they can offer Small this path to the first team.
The wonderkid is one of the most talented young left backs in the country with the likes of Manchester United and Arsenal also keen on his signature; understandable given that he’s already scored three at U23 level despite only turning 17-years-old on the 1st of August.
Should Tsimikas leave then Liverpool could make a tempting proposition to Small.
He wouldn’t have to move city, his adaptation period would be simple and easy and most important of all: he could be our second choice left back.