Liverpool left-back Kostas Tsimikas could be set to sign a new deal with the Reds, according to a new update from reliable journalist James Pearce.
The Greek moved to Anfield back in the summer of 2020, coming in from Olympiakos to provide competition for Andy Robertson.
In the past three years, Tsimikas has had to settle for being firmly second choice behind the Scot, but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t contributed positively to Liverpool’s success.
The 27-year-old has made a total of 62 appearances for the Reds and registered 12 assists, and his most famous moment to date was scoring the winning penalty in the 2022 FA Cup final against Chelsea, as his side clinched glory after a tense shootout.
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Our verdict on Tsimikas’ new deal at Liverpool…
Tsimikas hasn’t necessarily been a roaring success in a Liverpool shirt since arriving three years ago, rarely threatening to take Robertson’s place, but he is still a solid player who can continue to be a good deputy at left-back.
Handing the Greece international an extension is, therefore, a sensible decision, considering he is still only 27 years of age and can continue to be a good squad player for the next four or five years.
There is the option of selling Tsimikas next summer and bringing in a potentially superior replacement, but he feels settled at Anfield and is a popular figure in the dressing room, so it makes more sense to retain his services.
His aforementioned tally of 12 assists is a solid return, outlining the quality he possesses from out wide, and while poor performances have been thrown in at times, he has generally been a reliable performer when called upon by Jurgen Klopp.
Extending Tsimikas’ stay could also put Liverpool in a strong bargaining position in the future, should they decide to sell him when he still has a number of years remaining on his deal, allowing them to demand good money for his servcies.