Jurgen Klopp 'really happy' with how one Liverpool player is developing
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Jurgen Klopp weighs in on Kostas Tsimikas vs Andy Robertson

Jurgen Klopp has weighed in on Kostas Tsimikas vs Andy Robertson at let-back. The Reds certainly have two great left-backs right now.

Kostas Tsimikas barely played over his debut Liverpool season. The left-back had just six minutes of Premier League football, with another 135 coming in the Champions League.

All in all, that’s not a lot of time to show what you can do. Tsimikas, though, was a victim of Liverpool’s injury crisis – even when he wasn’t injured.

The Reds suffered badly with issues, forcing them to use wildly inexperienced centre-back pairings for most of the season. That, in turn, left them less willing to try new things at full-back. If they couldn’t have experience in the middle, they were going to guarantee it on the flanks.

Things eased up this season, however, and that’s pushed Tsimikas into the team on a fairly regular basis. He’s starting games, winning them, and building a reputation as a fine full-back.

Is it enough to put pressure on Andy Robertson, though? The Scot has been the world’s best left-back for years now, winning major trophies and delivering unreal consistency.

Jurgen Klopp on Tsimikas & Robertson

Jurgen Klopp weighed in on the Tsimikas / Robertson competition on Friday.

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“I’m really happy about the development of Kostas, really happy, but Robbo is Robbo and is an outstanding player,” he said, per Liverpoolfc.com.

It sounds as though Klopp needs more convincing before seeing Tsimikas as his better option here. Robertson, after all, has built up an incredible track record over the last few years.

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But Tsimikas is certainly doing all he can. He’s got an unbelievable defensive record this season, for instance – the 25-year-old hasn’t conceded a goal.

And while you do have to factor a difference in opposition into that, it’s undeniable that Tsimikas increasingly looks like a top-class option. Robertson will have to stay focused, then.

One slip-up and his teammate is coming for his place.

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