Liverpool have made their first signing of the transfer window by acquiring the services of Greek defender Kostas Tsimikas from Olympiakos Piraeus on a long-term deal.
The Reds announced the signing of the left-back which is believed to be worth £11 million, on their official website.
The 24-year-old made 46 appearances for Olympiakos in all competitions last season as they won their 45th Greek Super League title.
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Tsimikas, who has had loan spells at Danish side Esjberg and Dutch outfit Willem II, is expected to provide cover for left back Andy Robertson.
“I’m very happy, I’m very proud to be here. For me, (it’s) the biggest club in the world. It’s an honour to be here and I will give my best,” Tsmikas told the club website.
“The league here, I like a lot. I watch it on the TV and it was always one dream I had from when I was a kid to come to play in this league and to come through.
“With a lot of work and focus on what I do and what the coach (Juergen Klopp) wants, and every day working hard in training, I can be on the highest level.
“(I want) to achieve (our) goals. To win the league again and also to win the Champions League.”
Commenting on Tsimikas’ signing, Klopp said:”We’ve watched Kostas for a long time and are really happy that he’s joined us. It’s the perfect news before we come back together very soon.
“He’s 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.”Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.