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Kostas Tsimikas Defender
D.O.B 12/5/96
Place of Birth Thessaloniki
D.O.B 12/5/96
Place of Birth Thessaloniki

Signed: 2020
Appearances: 39
Honours: FA Cup (2022), Carabao Cup (2022)


Kostas Tsimikas brought title-winning and Champions League experience to Liverpool when he joined on a long-term contract in August 2020.

The Greece international left-back made the move to Merseyside after 86 appearances in all competitions for Olympiacos, with whom he won the domestic title in 2019-20.

It was a breakthrough year for the defender, including 46 games – 12 in the Champions League – as his side reclaimed the Greek Super League.

Tsimikas had made his debut for Olympiacos in December 2015 and later enjoyed productive loan spells with Esbjerg in Denmark and Willem II in the Netherlands before establishing himself in their first team.

After representing his country at U19 and U21 level, he also earned a first senior cap for Greece in October 2018.

That development caught the attention of the newly crowned Premier League champions and the Reds sealed a deal to bring Tsimikas in ahead of the 2020-21 campaign.

He made his Liverpool debut in a Carabao Cup tie at Lincoln City in September 2020, while his Champions League bow for the club came off the bench away to Atalanta in November of that same year.

During a first season at Anfield hindered by injury and COVID-19, Kostas’ first Premier League appearance arrived as a substitute against Manchester City in February 2021.

The Greek began to truly make his mark for Jürgen Klopp’s side in 2021-22, featuring on 26 occasions as the Reds played 63 games and launched a bid for a quadruple.

Indeed, Tsimikas earned a place in the club’s history when he converted the winning penalty in a shootout against Chelsea as the FA Cup was lifted at Wembley in May 2022, adding to the Carabao Cup success earlier in the campaign.