Kostas Tsimikas has teased Liverpool fans on Instagram with a post hinting that he will start against Arsenal on Saturday.
Andy Robertson is a major doubt to face the Gunners after a hamstring issue he picked up while on international duty with Scotland and since returning to Merseyside, he is yet to feature in training.
Jurgen Klopp is a huge believer in his starters having match or training rhythm before putting them in the starting XI and while Robbo is fresh from games against Moldova and Denmark, Klopp said he’s battling with fatigue.
The German manager referenced DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) in his pre-match press conference and while this only lasts for 72 hours, there is no reason to risk Robertson when he has such a capable deputy in Kostas Tsimikas.
The Greek left-back is a fan favourite after he started this season in hot form after his Liverpool career had a spluttering start due to COVID and injuries.
However, in his six starts for the Reds this season, Tsimikas has six wins and the Reds have kept six clean sheets. Essentially, based on recent appearances, starting him against Arsenal should at the very least guarantee a win and potentially a clean sheet as well.
Posting on Instagram, the Greek international, who created 7 big chances for his country during the 1-1 draw with Kosovo, has teased that he will be in the starting XI against Arsenal.
On Instagram, the 25-year-old wrote: “Hands up. Who can’t wait for the game tomorrow?” With Robertson injured and Tsimikas in great form, it’s fair to assume he could be in the starting XI when Arsenal rock up at Anfield.
If he is, Liverpool should go all out in attack and try and restore some of their confidence with a big win after they were beaten 3-2 by West Ham.