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'I'm very, very happy': Kostas Tsimikas now reacts to news coming out of Liverpool last week

Kostas Tsimikas has shared his delight at hearing the news of Jurgen Klopp’s contract extension at Liverpool last week.

Speaking to liverpoolfc.com, Tsimikas gave his reaction the Liverpool boss signing up until 2026.

“I learn a lot of things with him. When I saw he signed the new contract here I was very, very happy because you can see [his influence] in this season, or the last seasons, when the boys win everything,” said the left-back.

“This season every challenge we are in, he wants us to work very hard. I’m very, very happy he is here and still I have a lot of things to work with him [on]. I’m very, very happy.”

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Sounds like he’s happy then!

Kostas heading out the door?

There have been one or two rumblings that Tsimikas could be on his way out of Liverpool this summer. That isn’t anything to do with Klopp’s displeasure in the player, more the fact that he isn’t getting too many chances to show his quality.

When he has been given the chance this season, more often than not he has taken it. In truth, Liverpool are a little spoiled, they couldn’t ask for a better back-up to Andy Robertson.

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Due to his lack of game time in decisive matches, you could forgive Tsimikas for looking for a move away from Anfield. Judging by his comments here though, and his general demeanour, he seems genuinely happy.

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Such is his promise that if Liverpool were to decide to sell him on, they would surely see a healthy profit on the £11.7m they paid for him in 2020.

In line for a start tonight

Tsimikas looks likely to get his chance to impress at Villa Park this evening. Robertson has looked leggy in the past two games for Liverpool and his Greek understudy has replaced him on both occassions.

There’s an FA Cup final on the horizon for Klopp to prepare for. As his undisputed first-choice, it’s very likely indeed that he’ll have pencilled Robertson in to start that one.

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Given his tired displays of late, that should open the door for Kostas tonight.

Klopp’s signing has seen positivity spread through the club. Being just two years younger than Robertson, there’s no guarantee that Tsimikas will make the left-back spot his own during the rest of Klopp’s tenure.

If he’s happy to stay though, he can play his own role in being part of the manager’s best ever Liverpool squad.

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