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Liverpool's Kostas Tsimikas Earned A Standing Ovation For A Brilliant Piece Of Play At Anfield Today


Liverpool's Kostas Tsimikas Earned A Standing Ovation For A Brilliant Piece Of Play At Anfield Today

Kostas Tsimikas earned a standing ovation for a brilliant piece of play as Liverpool defeated Burnley 2-0 at Anfield.

The Greek defender had struggled for minutes since his arrival on Merseyside from Olympiacos in August 2020, largely due to the form of the ever-reliable Andy Robertson.

However, with Robertson injured, Tsimikas made his first Liverpool start in last weekend's 3-0 win at Norwich.

And he was in from the off against Burnley, with Robertson only fit enough for a place on the bench.


Tsimikas was arguably the best player on the park as the Reds brushed aside the Clarets, teeing up Jota for the opener.

His moment of magic arrived later on, though. About to be substituted with a shoulder injury, he was forced into action when Virgil van Dijk pinged a long ball to him on the left wing.

With two opposition players breathing down his neck, Tsimikas falls to the ground, but manages to get back up and find a teammate, producing a roar of approval from the majority of those inside Anfield.


It proved to be virtually his last touch as he made way for Joe Gomez a few moments later to earn a standing ovation from the Liverpool fans as he made his way to the bench.

The performance of Tsimikas certainly gives Jurgen Klopp a welcome selection headache and the Liverpool boss was full of praise for the 25-year-old and Alexander-Arnold.

"Both full-backs had a good game," said Klopp. "Both spectacular, if you want.


"Both full-backs played a good game and in this situation that means they were defensively really good as well in a really difficult game from a defensive point of view."

Topics: Liverpool

Thomas Harvey
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