£7m bargain is the perfect Andy Robertson cover

Konstantinos Tsimikas would be a perfect signing for Liverpool.

A Liverpool fan on Twitter has identified the Greek international as perfect Andy Robertson cover.

The 24-year-old made his first team debut for Erythrolefki against AEL Kalloni in 2015 before successive loan spells with Esbjerg and Willem II in Denmark and the Netherlands. The latter were the side that Sami Hyypia joined the Reds from.

He’s played 42 times in the Super League since returning from loan for the Greek champions, and 24 times in European competition – which could prove vital in giving Robertson a rest as he’s already experienced in elite competition.

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@TheVirgilEffect’s thread on the Olympiakos full-back showcased his likeness to the Scot before joining Liverpool, and how he would be a perfect fit.

Chris highlighted how the Greek full-back’s goal contributions are on a similar level to Robertson’s – being involved in 9% of all the Greek side’s goals this season, and registering five less assists than Robertson in a similar amount of games.

He’s familiar with English opposition too.

Having played in both European competitions, he faced Tottenham in the Champions League group stage – losing 4-2 and drawing 2-2 in Greece.

They were knocked out into the Europa League and faced Arsenal in the round of 32. They lost 1-0 at home but turned it around at The Emirates, with Tsimikas performing admirably keeping the threatening Nicolas Pepe quiet.

Olympiakos were then drawn against Wolves before the restart, drawing the first leg 1-1 at the Karaiskaki stadium, and they will play them again in Cologne on August 6th.

He also highlighted the financial logic behind a potential deal, with Tsimikas agreeing a deal worth £7.2 million with Nice earlier this year, which broke down due to reasons unknown.

This is a paltry £800,000 less than Liverpool signed Robertson for in 2017.

This makes sense especially with Liverpool seemingly having a smaller budget this summer, and with Andy Robertson’s primary cover being James Milner it would provide greater depth.

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