Liverpool are yet to make a final decision on what to do with left-back Kostas Tsimikas this summer.
Tsimikas has made some strides this season but still remains firmly as back-up to Andy Robertson. As a result he is potentially dispensable. Indeed, there have been some suggestions that Liverpool could look to cash-in on the Greek to help fund their incoming business.
But as per the Liverpool Echo, the Reds are keeping ‘an open mind’ with regards to Tsimikas. It’s claimed that ‘nothing is set in stone’ in terms of the 26-year-old staying or moving on.
It’s not just the former Olympiacos man who’s future is undecided, though. Fabio Carvalho, Caoimhin Kelleher, Nat Phillips, Joel Matip and Rhys Williams are all reportedly in the same boat.
A busy summer seemingly beckons, with the revolving door at Anfield set to spin faster than ever.
Tsimikas on the chopping block
If Liverpool get a decent offer for Tsimikas this summer, we see no reason not to let him go.
Although he’s a dependable deputy to Robertson, he seems to have regressed a little over the course of the season. Wednesday’s showing against Fulham displayed once again that he isn’t at the same level as the Scotland captain.
Should someone come in and offer more than the £12m or so that Liverpool paid for him three years ago, we’d say take it.
Obviously, it would be a shame to lose Tsimikas from the squad. He’s been a good signing and is a hugely popular member of the team. But with Liverpool needing to spend big this summer, they could use the cash boost the ‘Scouse Greek’ could provide.
As they reinvent Robertson’s position a little, it makes sense to then try and bring in someone who is more suited to that role. For years, Liverpool have needed their full-backs to bomb on and be creative, Tsimikas fits that nicely.
But with Trent Alexander-Arnold moving in-field, the left-back’s job has to be tweaked. On Wednesday’s showing, Kostas doesn’t quite fit the new mould. We’d happily see him stay, but if he wants more regular football and the Reds get a good offer, this one should be a relatively easy decision.