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Done deal Liverpool sealed a great talented player Kostas Tsimikas



Done deal Liverpool sealed a great talented player Kostas Tsimikas

Kostas Tsimikas has responded to the transfer talk suggesting that competition with Andy Robertson could force him out of Liverpool.

Full-back faces fierce competition for placesNot seeing as many minutes as he would likeHas given no thought to a move elsewhere

WHAT HAPPENED? The Greece international defender has been at Anfield since 2020, but has taken in just 59 appearances for the Reds. He has won the FA Cup and Carabao Cup while in England, but made only eight Premier League starts in the current campaign. That lack of game time is due to the presence of Scottish left-back Robertson, with Tsimikas seeing a potential summer move elsewhere speculated on.

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WHAT THEY SAID: Tsimikas has reacted to those rumours by telling Greek publication Gazzetta: “To tell the truth, I haven’t thought of myself in the colours of another team, especially in England. I try to be focused and give my best for the team I play for. Liverpool is the team that has raised me in football. From the people who work in the club, to the chefs, you see that everyone is equal, they see you as a person here. From day one they hugged me tight, loved me, showed me the way, everything I want is here. There is no better atmosphere in a team I think. So, I haven’t thought about it (leaving).”

THE BIGGER PICTURE: While Tsimikas claims to have no exit thoughts, he does admit to being left frustrated at times by his lack of regular minutes. He added: “This is very difficult for me. Because many times I come here happy, full, ready to give everything. I go out on the field, I give everything and in the end I don’t play and that’s not easy. I understand, we are 22 players, we can’t all play. It’s very difficult and people can’t understand it, because people only see how much money the footballer gets, what a life he leads and all this. For me this is the most difficult, at times you have to come to terms with some situations that make you feel very disadvantaged. You ask yourself ‘what do I need to do more of? What do I need to improve on? Am I not good?’. And that’s how all the problems start.”

WHAT NEXT? Tsimikas is tied to a contract at Liverpool through to 2025 and Jurgen Klopp will be reluctant to part with a useful member of his squad that adds important depth in a key area of the field.

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Arsenal and Liverpool: Different Shades of Football Pain

During the 2018/19 campaign, the Reds lost once. They won 30 of their 38 matches and ended the season with a nine-match winning run. Jurgen Klopp’s side amassed 97 points and conceded the fewest number of goals (22) yet still finished a point behind Manchester City.

For a brief moment on the final day, the title was returning to Anfield. Glenn Murray put Brighton ahead while Sadio Mane had given Liverpool the lead against Wolves. City responded inside of a minute with Sergio Aguero equalising before Aymeric Laporte gave them a half-time lead.

Pipped To The Post By The Finest Of Margins

In the latter half of the season, the Reds picked up 46 points from a possible 57. They won 80% of the points on offer and dropped points in just five matches. Yet that wasn’t enough.

Liverpool again missed out on the title by a single point last season. On the final day of the campaign, Villa took a 2-0 lead over City at the Etihad and all the Reds needed was a goal against Wolves. Klopp’s side got their goal but it was too late, Pep Guardiola’s men had turned it around against their visitors to lead 3-2.

Liverpool lost twice throughout the entire season. They dropped just six points in the entirety of 2023 – with draws against Chelsea, Spurs and Manchester City. An 84% win rate after the turn of the year wasn’t enough. The Reds also had the joint-best defensive record in the league as they racked up 92 points.

Arsenal Crumbled Under Pressure

By comparison, the best Arsenal can manage this season is 87 points. At the time of writing this, the Gunners have conceded as many goals as Liverpool (42). Mikel Arteta’s side had a near-perfect start to the season, winning 12 of their opening 14 matches. However, since the World Cup break, they have dropped points in nine of their 22 matches, losing four and drawing the other five.

During this period, they have had a four-game winless streak and a three-match winless streak. They have given up leads against Brentford, Liverpool and West Ham while they needed two last-minute goals to salvage a point against bottom-of-the-table Southampton.

Since the international break in March, Arsenal have conceded 16 goals in eight games having conceded two or more on five occasions. In fact, they have conceded two or more in 45% of their outings since returning from the World Cup.

Liverpool were practically perfect and it wasn’t enough for a title win. Arsenal have two wins from their last seven matches and their fans feel hard done by. The circumstances couldn’t be any different. This is like me saying to a mate ‘I know how you feel’ after my football accumulator bet worth £50 is let down by one team and his £50,000 bet is also let down by one team.

Ultimately, we’ve both lost but the feelings will be completely different. And rightly so.


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