Liverpool FC has announced that Kostas Tsimikas has signed a new long-term contract to extend his stay with the club. The Greek international joined Liverpool in the summer of 2020 as a backup option for left-back Andy Robertson.
Despite limited game time in his first three seasons at the club, Tsimikas has committed his future to Liverpool. The new contract is rumored to run until 2027, providing him with an extended opportunity to contribute to the team’s success.
Expressing his motivation and desire to be part of Liverpool’s journey, Tsimikas stated, “This keeps me fully motivated for the rest. As I’ve said in many interviews, this team has many things to achieve together, and I wanted to be part of it from the beginning.”
Previously contracted until 2025, Tsimikas’ extension comes amidst speculation about his future due to limited playing time and changes in the team’s tactical approach. However, the 27-year-old remains a popular member of the squad, with his defining moment so far being the crucial penalty he scored in the FA Cup final shootout against Chelsea in 2022.
In the current season, Tsimikas has started only one game and has been on the bench for the Premier League matches. It is expected that he will feature more prominently in the Europa League and early stages of domestic cup competitions as manager Jürgen Klopp rotates the squad.
The decision to offer Tsimikas a new contract may come as a surprise to some, considering Liverpool’s specific needs and tactical adjustments. However, it serves to protect his value and ensures his long-term involvement with the club.
With his future secured at Liverpool, Tsimikas will continue to provide depth and competition for the left-back position, contributing whenever called upon by Klopp.