Liverpool’s transfer situation can be justified by the unlikely duo that can save millions
Costas Tsimikas’ first season at Liverpool was not perfect.
A £11m deal from Olympiacos last summer, the Greek international Arrived to strengthen the ranks of the left back And ease the burden on Andy Robertson at Anfield.
Only two matches came in the Premier League last season in the 4-1 defeat by Manchester City and in the final stages of the 3-0 win over Burnley in May.
The instability in his central defense meant that Jurgen Klopp was often understandably reluctant to move parts around at full-back as well.
As a result, Tsimikas had to sit on his hands for most of the campaign as Robertson provided some much-needed consistency and continuity on the left of a defense that was sorely lacking in both, due to a chronic injury crisis at the center. -Half.
But this time, things may be different for the 25-year-old from Thessaloniki.
30 minutes engraving against Stuttgart on Tuesday It was encouraging because it gave balance to the side rather than the peerless Robertson.
Tsimikas spent most of the match getting the Reds up front, rushing high and wide and trying to stretch the Stuttgart defense line. In a 1-1 draw in Austria.
The decisive pass for top scorer Sadio Mane came inside the penalty area when he met James Milner’s superb pass across the goal with a perfect pass across the goal for a click.
It was a move that Robertson himself would be proud of.
With Ibrahima Konate Strengthening the heart of the defense department This is also home to returning trio Joe Gomez, Virgil van Dijk and Joel Matip, a more aggressive look at the back will definitely open the door for Tsimikas in a way that hasn’t been the last period.
But it wasn’t just Tsimikas who took some gentle, hesitant steps toward more first-team minutes in Austria on Tuesday.
Conor Bradley is someone who is seen within the club as a player capable of potentially filling the void by Nico Williams.
Williams is weighing his next move and could move from Anfield to continue regular work.
Gomez’s impending return is one reason for that, but another reason is Bradley, whose impressive progression over the past few months has continued on Tuesday night in Austria.
It was in early June when the 18-year-old became a fully qualified international, replacing captain Stewart Dallas for Northern Ireland in the 3-0 win over Malta.
Another personal achievement for Bradley was achieved when he started at the Liverpool team that also included Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Naby Keita.
“A dream come true,” he said after the match.
But the hard work is just beginning for Bradley.
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