'Really tricky': Klopp doesn't expect Liverpool player to take place of 'best in the world'
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Jurgen Klopp doesn't expect Kostas Tsimikas to take place of 'best in the world'

Jurgen Klopp feels it’s ‘really tricky’ for Kostas Tsimikas to establish himself as the Liverpool left-back. He has the best in the world ahead of him.

Kostas Tsimikas is doing wonderfully well this season. His debut campaign was essentially a write-off, of course, with only six Premier League minutes across the season.

But now we’re finally seeing what Tsimikas can do. And from what he’s put forward so far, the Liverpool left-back can do it all.

He’s very impressive going forward, consistently creating chances with crosses. Defensively, too, he stands out. In fact, Liverpool haven’t conceded a goal with Tsimikas on the pitch this season.

So could Tsimikas actually get ahead of Andy Robertson in the Liverpool pecking order? It’s a big ask, of course.

And for Jurgen Klopp, Tsimikas may have to settle for being the no.2 choice right now.

Klopp on Tsimikas v Robertson

“He pushed Andy Robertson, he is doing that, but Andy Robertson is in my eyes probably the best left-back in the world so that makes it really tricky,” said Klopp, per Liverpoolfc.com.

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“But it’s good that we have the option that we can give Robbo a rest in moments, even when he doesn’t like it and doesn’t need it in his understanding.

“But you need these quality players and when you have a quality player like Kostas Tsimikas then you have to let him free from time to time.”

We think Klopp is right here. Tsimikas is very impressive right now but he still has a way to go before taking over Robertson’s role.

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After all, the Scot has played big roles in Champions League and Premier League titles. He’s set new standards at left-back and is the best Liverpool have had since Alan Kennedy in the role.

Klopp acknowledges how good Tsimikas is, though. And there certainly is room for the 25-year-old to win top spot.

But we need to see him in a big game against a top side first. Tsimikas hasn’t played left-back against the likes of Manchester City, whereas Robertson has thrived in such games.

So as good as Tsimikas has been, we’re not ready to put him ahead of Robertson at left-back just yet.

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