Jurgen Klopp reacts to Liverpool signing Kostas Tsimikas from Olympiacos
Jurgen Klopp insists he is ‘delighted’ by Liverpool’s transfer deal for Kostas Tsimikas and says the Greek defender will fit in ‘perfectly’ at Anfield.
Tsimikas signed a long-term contract at Anfield on Monday to become Klopp’s first signing of the summer.
The 24-year-old made 86 appearances for Olympiacos in all competitions and will wear the No.21 shirt for Premier League champions Liverpool.
Reacting to Liverpool’s transfer announcement, Klopp said: ‘We have watched Kostas for a long time and are really happy that he has joined us. It’s the perfect news before we come back together very soon.
‘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.
‘He has showed already at a young age he can experience football in a different country and do well – and he has been a big part of the success Olympiacos has had to win their title this season and in their European campaigns.
‘Kostas knows from personal experience what is required to challenge and succeed domestically and in the Champions League, and he is ambitious for more – just like us.
‘He has come up against some very tough opponents in the past couple of seasons and done well and we know he relishes the challenge, which is perfect for us.
‘For that reason we are delighted to know we’ll have him with us for the years ahead. I’m so pleased.’
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