Kostas Tsimikas, Liverpool’s newest wingback, has been voted the Greek Player of the Year. Additionally, he was also named in the Greek Player Team of the Year. The awards were voted on by players in the Greek leagues.
Tsimikas earned the award for his performance with Olympiacos last season before moving to Liverpool. Olympiacos ran away with the Greek Super League last season, winning the league by 18 points.
To bring a bit of levity to a pretty dark few months in Liverpool land, the club’s Twitter posted video of Xherdan Shaqiri presenting Tsimikas with his new trophies.
A special surprise for Kostas as Shaqiri presents him with his awards pic.twitter.com/9TyKfJeW9s— Liverpool FC (@LFC) February 15, 2021
Why Shaqiri? I don’t know, why not? He seemed to enjoy surprising his teammate. He promised, as the cameras flashed to record the moment, that this honor was “just the beginning” for Tsimikas.
Injury has kept him out of the team this season, but given the state of the rest of the players, that just means he’s fitting right in.
And while individual awards like these don’t do much for the whole team, it is nice to see the Reds add to their collection of players who are the best their country has to offer.