Liverpool man claims his teammate is the ‘best in the world’

Lewis Oldham
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Kostas Tsimikas

Kostas Tsimikas has heaped praise on his Liverpool teammate Andrew Robertson, who he believes is the “best left-back in the world”.

Robertson joined the Reds in 2017 for just £8m from Hull City. He immediately established himself as a mainstay in their team and since making his debut, he has played 177 times for them.

The Scotsman was an integral figure in the Liverpool side that won the Champions League and Premier League between 2019 and 2020.

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Along with Trent Alexander-Arnold, Robertson is widely regarded as one of the leading full-backs in world football.

Liverpool are in Austria preparing for the 2021/22 season. Tsimikas has told the club’s website that he has a “challenge” on his hands dislodging Robertson:

“I am very happy to be back with the boys, everything is very good. Training is really hard and really intense, but this will help us a lot for the next games. We start with friendly games and we continue working very hard together.

“The first six months were very difficult for me because I had COVID and two injuries, but the second half of the year was very good and I trained very hard in coming back from the injuries. Now I am more ready and in good shape to give everything for the team and help them to achieve our goals.

“I know I have to challenge the best left-back in the world. This gives me the power to do my work well every day, to continue working hard and to continue to be as good as I can.

“My target for next season is to stay healthy, first of all, and after to play more games and help my team.”

Tsimikas went onto add that the squad are “very happy” to have Virgil Van Dijk and Joe Gomez back in training:

“We are very happy for these two boys,” said Tsimikas. “They are looking very good after their inuries and I hope for the best for them.

“I hope those injuries will be their last and the team needs them a lot. Hopefully they will bounce back again.”