Kostas Tsimikas was one of the best participant on the pitch throughout Liverpool’s 2-1 win over Ajax, in keeping with ex-Tottenham midfielder Jamie O’Hara.
And the Greek’s type might need Andy Robertson sweating over his place within the Reds beginning XI together with fellow full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold.
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 in opposition to 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 remaining.
Notably as a result of there are ongoing doubts in regards to the type of Robertson, who missed the sport as a result of harm.
Tsmikas, affectionately named the ‘Greek Scouser’ by followers, created 5 possibilities on Tuesday, probably the most of any participant on the pitch – and it was his nook which equipped the profitable aim.
He at the moment averages an help each 75 minutes this season and continues to make a powerful declare for a daily place within the beginning XI.
In the meantime, Alexander-Arnold continued to look misplaced on the correct facet, failing to offer a spark in assault and discovering himself uncovered in defence.
Suddenly, there are very real questions over two full-backs who were widely considered among the best in world football a matter of months ago.
O’Hara told talkSPORT: “Tsmikias… his defensive runs, his recovery runs were brilliant.
“He was the best player on the pitch and he got his team out of trouble.
“I’m watching Trent, Ajax are hitting long balls and I’m like, ‘Where’s Trent? He’s still not back!’
“He’s going back like I’d run back. It’s not good enough.”