Liverpool full-back Andy Robertson is struggling for form, and Kostas Tsimikas may be in line for some unexpected game time if the Scotsman can’t find his feet before the international break.
It probably wouldn’t be a talking point if Liverpool hadn’t choked a 2-0 lead over Brighton, but such was the nature of the draw that fans are asking questions about several players that started.
It is obvious that Liverpool’s midfield wasn’t the ideal trio and that Jordan Henderson, Curtis Jones and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain won’t start many games together when everyone is fully fit.
But the back four should not have too many excuses and, after putting in a Manchester United-esque display at Anfield, Jurgen Klopp will be asking a few questions of his own and I wouldn’t be too shocked if his answer is to bring Kostas Tsimikas in for Andy Robertson against West Ham or even against Atletico Madrid.
The former Hull City full-back does have five assists this season and did get one against Atletico Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano, but he hasn’t been at his best this season.
He has certainly not been poor but, when Klopp has a left-back like Tsimikas on the bench who is more than capable of coming in and making a major impact, I’m all for giving Robbo a rest.
The Greek full-back is wonderful in attack and, while I don’t think everyone will agree with me, I actually believe he is a better crosser of the ball than Robertson.
What a position to be in, eh? Klopp is blessed to have two gifted full-backs to choose from.
Tsimikas has two assists this season despite only starting three Premier League games and I’d be delighted to see more of him, especially if it helps Robertson rediscover his best form.