Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has admitted he cannot only rely on Kostas Tsimikas in Andy Robertson’s absence. The German is set to be without his first-choice left-back for a sustained period after confirming he will undergo surgery on a discolated shoulder.
Asked how key it is to have back-up players such as Tsimikas ready to step in, Klopp said: “Yeah very important, that’s clear. It always was like this.
“Thank god it’s not only Kostas we have because for the amount of games we have we would already be a bit short. We have Joe Gomez who can play the position, we have Luke Chambers and other young boys who show up in training quite frequently.
“So we had them in the international break until yesterday when the other ones were not in yet. We saw the young kids really showing up and it’s good, there’s a lot of talent in there and you need options.
“Kostas is definitely the most experienced in the position, so that’s good, but he cannot play all the games from now on. So we need other options as well and that’s what we have to make sure that we can use all of them.”
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