Liverpool transfers: Clubs line up as player KNOWS he won't be in Arne Slot's first-XI

Clubs are waiting in the wings for a Liverpool player who knows he won’t be in Arne Slot’s first-XI next season. Kostas Tsimikas has a decision to make.

The Daily Mail reports that several clubs are keeping tabs on Kostas Tsimikas this summer. The Greek left-back has been at Liverpool since 2020 but hasn't pushed his way in front of Andy Robertson.

And so the report claims that while Liverpool certainly won't push Tsimikas out of the door, they're open to offers. The 'right' offers, anyway - it would need to be a fee with at least some temptation behind it.

Tsimikas, though, has the power to reject any offer that comes his way and if he wants to stay, he can. But he'd do so knowing full well that he won't be in Arne Slot's first-choice XI next season.

Robertson will certainly start in that role, with interest from Bayern Munich having died down. The Scot has a good few years left at the top level, leaving Tsimikas mostly on the sidelines.

Kostas Tsimikas's future

If Tsimikas wants out, it appears Liverpool would do what they can to find him a move. Though, again, if no offers come in that justify a sale, the left-back stays regardless of his feelings.

It seems likely, then, that Tsimikas does stay. He's always seemed content with his role, able to play a good few games a season thanks to injuries at rotation.

After all, he arrived knowing full well that getting into the starting lineup beyond Robertson was always a stretch. The question is whether he's ready for something different.

And it all comes with the asterisk of Robertson having had a difficult season. Injuries robbed him of rhythm, while he did have a few periods where things wouldn't come off for him.

It would be truly shocking, though, if Slot didn't back himself to get Robertson back to his best form. Tsimikas will almost certainly be the no.2 left-back - and faces a decision on whether that remains enough for him.

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