September 27, 2022

Kostas Tsimikas was the very best participant on the pitch throughout Liverpool’s 2-1 win over Ajax, in accordance with ex-Tottenham midfielder Jamie O’Hara.

And the Greek’s type may need Andy Robertson sweating over his place within the Reds beginning XI together with fellow full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold.

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Tsimikas seized his alternative as soon as once more

Could he usurp Robertson in the starting XI?

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Might he usurp Robertson within the beginning XI?

Liverpool weren’t again to their finest however an 89th-minute header from Joel Matip secured a much-needed victory over Ajax following the 4-1 humbling towards Napoli.

The return of Thiago Alcantara helped encourage a much-improved Reds efficiency after a shaky begin to the 2022/23 season – however Tsimikas stood out from the remainder.

Significantly as a result of there are ongoing doubts in regards to the type of Robertson, who missed the sport because of harm.

Tsmikas, affectionately named the ‘Greek Scouser’ by followers, created 5 possibilities on Tuesday, essentially the most of any participant on the pitch – and it was his nook which provided the profitable purpose.

He at the moment averages an help each 75 minutes this season and continues to make a robust declare for a daily place within the beginning XI.

In the meantime, Alexander-Arnold continued to look misplaced on the proper aspect, failing to offer a spark in assault and discovering himself uncovered in defence.

Alexander-Arnold had another difficult night

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Alexander-Arnold had one other tough evening


All of a sudden, there are very actual questions over two full-backs who had been broadly thought-about among the many finest in world soccer a matter of months in the past.

O’Hara informed talkSPORT: “Tsmikias… his defensive runs, his restoration runs had been sensible.

“He was the very best participant on the pitch and he received his workforce out of bother.

“I’m watching Trent, Ajax are hitting lengthy balls and I’m like, ‘The place’s Trent? He’s nonetheless not again!’

“He’s going again like I’d run again. It’s not ok.”