It really wouldn’t be an international break without a Liverpool player finding themselves sidelined due to an injury picked up while playing with their national team. The latest victim is left-back Kostas Tsimikas.
Tsimikas started and impressed in Greece’s 1-1 draw with Spain in their opening match of UEFA World Cup Qualifying on Thursday night. He was replaced in the 80th minute, and while there don’t appear to be any specifics, The Liverpool Echo is reporting he picked up a knock based on the fact he missed training today.
The good news is that Tsimikas did participate in some light individual training, which would appear to mean any injury he may have picked up isn’t too serious. Even so, it will be a frustrating development for a player who has missed so much of this season due to a series of thigh and knee issues.
The Greek defender recently spoke to LiverpoolFC.com about settling in and his injury struggles. The 24-year-old sounded so excited to be fit and healthy again.
“I work very hard every day to be ready for this day. It was frustrating for me because I was never injured before but now I’m back, I’m strong and ready for this and await it.”
Reading a quote like that after hearing he may have picked up another injury is rough. Here’s hoping it’s just a minor knock that won’t make him miss any more time for Liverpool.