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Liverpool's £12m player may be getting closer to leaving Anfield after his recent displays - RTK View

Kostas Tsimikas has put in a string of very good performances recently, which could make it hard for Liverpool to keep him this summer.

After scoring the winning penalty in the FA Cup final shootout, Tsimikas was excellent once again on Tuesday night against Southampton.

If he keeps this up, the Liverpool player could leave the club in order to find a first-choice spot elsewhere.

It’s unlikely that The Reds will offer him greater game-time. Andy Robertson remains Jurgen Klopp’s pick in the position and that will surely be the case next season too.

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Should another club be willing to offer good money for Tsimikas and a starting berth, it may be difficult for Liverpool to say no.

Tsimikas shows his quality

As is the case with Takumi Minamino, Tsimikas presence in the squad has been vital to Liverpool. There’s no way that they could maintain a push on all fronts without back-up that good.

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Whenever the ‘Scouse Greek’ has stepped into the team, he’s been relentlessly good. His willingness to get forward and ability to whip in an inviting cross are reminiscent of Robertson.

The 25-year-old has six assists in total this season. Had his teammates been more obliging on some of his deliveries though, he could have had many more.

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And as the season hurtles towards its crescendo, Tsimikas only seems to be getting better. The back-up has now replaced Robertson at some stage of each of the last five games in all competitions.

That shows Klopp’s trust in him is growing, but it could also inadvertently have put him in the shop window.

Another Liverpool success story

The signing of quality back-up to Robbo was badly needed for Liverpool. Since Alberto Moreno’s departure in 2019, James Milner had largely served that role. Milner did it well, but his interpretation of the position was obviously much different Robertson’s.

Tsimikas’ signing wasn’t the most heralded acquisition of the 2020 summer window. But his signing, for just £11.7m, will go down as another major success for Liverpool’s recruitment department.

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Although derided at the time for a lack of action, Liverpool actually signed Diogo Jota, Thiago Alcantara and Tsimikas that summer – what a window that turned out to be!

There are already rumours of interest from Juventus. Should offers come in for Kostas this summer, Liverpool could potentially almost double their money on him. He has shown enough promise to warrant a price-tag of that size.

If someone comes in with a decent enough bid, it might really test Liverpool’s resolve.

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