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Jurgen Klopp has strongly hinted that Andrew Robertson could start against Southampton today.
The Liverpool defender has always been the first-choice left-back, but Kostas Tsimikas has also been in great form.
The Reds fans have been calling for the Greece international to start games ahead of the 26-year-old.
However, Klopp’s latest comments on the two left-backs seem to suggest that Robertson will remain his first choice.
“He’s pushing but I don’t see it as pushing in that sense,” the German told the Liverpool Echo when asked about Tsimikas.
“Robbo is Robbo and Robbo, it’s a bit strange that people constantly forget how good Robbo is in these moments just because Kostas is good as well.
“I’m really happy about the development of Kostas, really happy. But Robbo is Robbo. He’s an outstanding player.
“I don’t know if he had drops here and there in performance, it doesn’t change my mind because you cannot trust people today and not trust them the next day.
“You have to show these kind of things and then you get the long-term best out of players. That’s why I don’t have a difficult decision to make.”
Boss also referred to Tsimikas’ talent, attitude and reliability calling him “outstanding”.
“I’m really happy that Kostas shows up like he shows up. He’s an outstanding player.
“Robbo needed half a year, Kostas needed around about a year. That’s how it is but now we see how good he really is and that’s really good news for us.”
Source – TBR