Liverpool complete signing of Kostas Tsimikas on a five-year contract

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Liverpool have completed the signing of the left-back Kostas Tsimikas from Olympiakos, with the 24-year-old Greece international moving to the Premier League champions on a five-year contract and for a fee believed to be in the region of £11.75m.

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“I’m very proud to be here. For me, [it is] the biggest club in the world,” Tsimikas told the club’s website. “I want to achieve our goals. To win the league again and also to win the Champions League.”

Tsimikas, who has three caps for Greece and made 86 appearances for Olympiakos, will serve as a back-up to Andrew Robertson and fill a problem position for Jürgen Klopp, who for some time has deployed James Milner as a fill-in for Robertson whenever the Scotland captain has been absent.

“We have watched Kostas for a long time and are really happy that he has joined us,” said Klopp. “He is a very good footballer with an attitude to win and to compete, and I really like his mentality. It fits perfectly with the mood and the desire we have in our dressing room already.”

Liverpool moved for Tsimikas, who will wear the No 21 shirt, after failing to secure a deal for Norwich’s Jamal Lewis.