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Kostas Tsimikas: “We’re Ready for the First Game of the Season”

The Greek left-back is determined to make his mark this season.

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Liverpool v Bologna: Pre-Season Friendly Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images

25-year old Greek left-back Kostas Tsimikas joined Liverpool last year from Olympiacos, and has had a limited role to play so far, since his position is filled by one of the best left-backs in the world currently - Andrew Robertson. Yet he is determined to keep giving his 100% effort to every training session and claim every opportunity he gets.

Speaking to liverpoolfc.com following the team’s friendly win against Bologna, he said, “I’m very happy with the team’s performance. Everybody gave absolutely everything, we are very happy with that. We always do in the games what we train every week and I’m very happy for that.”

He played for 44 minutes of the game and his performance impressed the coaching staff.

“I always try to improve my game and to give my best to help the team – to win, to score goals”, he said.

“Always these kind of games give me more power to continue running and to improve. And I’m very happy to help my team win 1-0 even in a friendly game.

“I always give my best to be close to the team. And whenever my coach gives me the opportunity to play, I’m always ready for that. Any opportunity, I’m ready.”

He also believes that the squad is ready for the upcoming season.

“I think, I’m sure all the players give everything every day in training. Every player is ready for this.

“We’re ready for the first game of the season to do what we trained all these weeks here in the training camp. I think the team will be ready for this challenge.”