James Pearce confirms a key Liverpool player will miss out on the game against Brighton this weekend.
The probable substitute for the Liverpool player as James Pearce confirms an injury boost
On October 1, Liverpool will play Brighton & Hove Albion, and Andy Robertson “will miss” the match.
The Scottish star is “still healing” from a knee injury suffered in the Champions League, according to James Pearce in The Athletic.
As a result, Kostas Tsimikas will start. He will take the place of his fellow fullback against a Seagulls team without Graham Potter. Tsimikas, though, will be mindful of the anticipated new manager bounce after Roberto De Zerbi’s arrival to the South Coast.
Kostas Tsimikas as a wing-back for the Reds
He is the first signing for the Reds since they won the Premier League. And he joins Sotirios Kyrgiakos as the second player of his country to play for the Reds. Therefore, it is significant to those in Greece.
His greatest attributes are his speed, excellent crossing and passing, strong tackling, and seldom turnovers of the ball.
The Greek scouser also works really hard and has great stamina, which is why you can watch him sprint up and down stairs for 90 minutes without getting weary.
What’s next for the Reds?
Prior to the start of domestic play, it’s a significant loss for us, but one that might be partially mitigated by the availability of captain Jordan Henderson, who was memorably substituted for Jude Bellingham during the 3-3 draw with Germany.
The absence of protection provided when Trent Alexander-Arnold makes his signature runs up the field has left us vulnerable on the right-flank at times, so the No. 14 will be very tactically valuable in that sense because of his willingness to step in and cover when necessary.
That’s not meant as a knock on Harvey Elliott, who has been a standout performer for Liverpool from the beginning of the season, but perhaps our captain is the better choice right now to provide some balance to the center of the park.