“Two actual left backs!” “Welcome to Anfield” – Liverpool fans react to the arrival of Kostas Tsimikas

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Liverpool confirmed the arrival of Kostas Tsimikas on Monday evening, with fans excited at the prospect of having added another specialist left-back to the side.

The Reds were quick to tie up a deal for the Olympiakos man, who is now the club’s first signing of the summer, joining as cover for Andy Robertson.

The 24-year-old was with the Greek side for six years, which included a spell in the youth side and loan stints at Denmark’s Esbjerg and Netherlands’ Willem II.

And now a switch to Afield has seen him pen a five-year contract, where he will wear the No. 21 shirt which was vacated by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain last year.

Here’s how fans reacted the confirmation of his arrival on Twitter, Facebook and This Is Anfield’s forums.

 

Reds were provided instant relief that another specialist left-back had arrived in a speedy manner…

“Honestly, very happy with this one. It was an area we knew was a potential issue, despite the game cover provided by Mille and Neco, but it was looking like we would chance another season without dedicated back up.” – Limiescouse on the forums.

“I am so happy I no longer have to discuss my preference for not having a right-footer playing left back…” – Iluvatar on the forums.

 

And there were an abundance of welcome messages from fans & a former Red who happens to be an ex-teammate of Tsimikas…

“Going to be a success, because that’s what our signings are! Good luck and welcome to the lad, some tough competition but that’s what will make him even better!” – Incognito on the forums.

“Welcome to the home of Champions, and all the best lad!” – Bonnie Josephs on Facebook.

To mark the end of the 30-year wait for a league title, the ‘Liverpool Mishmash’ poster is available to order exclusively on This Is Anfield — the history of the Reds in one image!

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