The Greek centre back was signed as a direct replacement for veteran Sami Hyypia and after a slow start had impressed prior to his dismissal against Everton which has seen him miss the last 3 league matches.
Mavinga said “I’m really lucky to train in the same place as Sotirios. I love his football, he gives me a lot of tips and wants to continue my development. That’s fantastic, because I’ll do anything to succeed at Liverpool.”
Kyrgiakos will be available for the Reds’ next match against Wigan on Monday after missing the Arsenal, Man City and Blackburn matches. Which is good news now that Martin Skrtel has been ruled out for two months and Daniel Agger is suffering with bruising to the knee.