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Medical next week: Liverpool close to signing left-back target for £11.75m

According to the Independent’s Mellisa Reddy, Liverpool are ‘close’ to securing the signature of left-back Kostas Tsimikas (full name Konstantinos) for a fee of €13m (£11.75m).

Reddy reports that Jurgen Klopp’s side have moved for Tsimikas after failing to reach an agreement with Norwich for starlet Jamal Lewis, who experienced an encouraging debut season in the top-flight.

Reddy adds that a medical is expected early next week for Tsimikas, the Premier League champions appear to be on the brink of landing a quality backup for superstar Andy Robertson.

24-year-old Tsimikas has helped Olympiacos steamroll their way to the Greek title this season with some fine displays, the ace has also been tested in the Europa League and Champions League.

Whilst tireless midfielder James Milner has proven to be a reliable alternative for Robertson, Tsimikas is a much more like-for-like replacement, which is key so Klopp’s men can stick to their ideal game plan.

Tsimikas has chipped in with seven assists across all competitions this season, he seems like a fine option to call on when Robertson’s in need for a rest.

Robertson and full-back partner Trent Alexander-Arnold are key to Klopp’s system, the duo act as quarterback’s for the side by orchestrating attacks from the flanks.

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