'Impresses me a lot': Tsimikas thinks Liverpool have a real talent in 'very focused' 18-year-old defender
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'Impresses me a lot': Tsimikas thinks Liverpool have a real talent in 'very focused' 18-year-old defender

Kostas Tsimikas sees real potential in Luke Chambers. The teenage left-back is on tour with Liverpool right now.

Luke Chambers got his first appearance with the senior side on Tuesday as he started against Manchester United. He only played 30 minutes, of course, as Jurgen Klopp limited everyone’s minutes – this was a game about fitness, rather than winning.

But the start shows that Chambers is now in position as Liverpool’s third-choice left-back. He takes over from Owen Beck in that regard, who joined Famalicao on loan this week.

It’s not an easy position to be in. Getting minutes means both Andy Robertson and Kostas Tsimikas picking up injuries, essentially. There’s half a chance that we see Chambers in the cups but the reality is that he’ll struggle for minutes this season.

Young players can always surprise and upset the odds, though, and it does sound like Chambers has what it takes to force his way into Liverpool’s plan. That’s the impression Tsimikas gives, certainly.

The potential in Luke Chambers

“This kid impresses me a lot,” Tsimikas told Liverpoolfc.com of Chambers. “He’s a very, very good player and always very focused in the training.

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“For me, my personal advice for him is to never stop dreaming and never stop working hard, because in football that’s the most important [thing]. I’m really sure the future is bright for him.”

Tsimikas certainly likes the look of Chambers, then. It’s also particularly good to hear that not only is he a top talent but the right mentality is there, too. Those are the two qualities you want in a young player and Liverpool appear great at finding them.

Chambers promises to be one to watch, then. As we say, it’s hard to see him getting too many minutes this season but we’ve been surprised before.

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