The term of the new contract for the 27-year-old Tsimikas is unknown. He originally signed with the Reds for five years in 2020 after transferring from Olympiakos.
To have this opportunity to prolong my contract fills me with joy. “I feel like all the sacrifices I did and other things, the work I put in, everything pays off,” Tsimikas said in an interview with Liverpool’s website.
I’m entirely motivated for the rest of it because of this, though. I wаnted to be a member of this team from day one because, as I’ve mentioned in countless interviews, “this group is capable of incredible things when working together.”
Tsimikas, a Greek international, joined Liverpool in 2013 for $13 million after making 63 appearances for the club’s reserve left back Andrew Robertson.
He made his Premier League debut in August as a substitute in a win against Bournemouth, and he started in the Europa League victory over LASK in Austria last week.
Kostas Tsimikas signs new Liverpool contract
The 27-year-old Greek defender’s previous contracts were set to expire at the conclusion of the 2024-25 season, but earlier this month, it was rumored that he was in line for an extension.
Although the terms of Tsimikas’ renewal with Liverpool were not disclosed, it is widely assumed that he signed a two-year agreement that will keep him at Anfield through the summer of 2027.
To have this opportunity to prolong my contract fills me with joy. Tsimikas said on Liverpool’s official website, “I feel like all the sacrifices I did and other things, the work I put in, [that] everything pays off.”
I’m entirely motivated for the rest of it because of this, though. I wаnted to be a member of this team from day one because, as I’ve mentioned in countless interviews, “this group is capable of incredible things when working together.There should be more medals, more work, and more success. Winning trophies, giving 110% in every situation, and being a part of this is what matters most to me.
I believe this team has tremendous championship-winning potential, and we intend to fully exploit it. I believe that everyone is “there” and “focused” for the upcoming games, and that they are all “ready to achieve huge things in the future.
To add depth and competition for Andrew Robertson at left defender, Liverpool paid Olympiacos €13m (£11.3m) to transfer Tsimikas to the Reds in the summer of 2020.
Tsimikas has played second fiddle to the Scotland international over the past three years, but he has nevertheless made 63 appearances across all competitions, assisting on 12 goals.
Tsimikas’ first season at Anfield was derailed by injuries; he only saw action in five total Premier League minutes that year. However, he emerged as a key contributor for Jurgen Klopp in the subsequent months.Despite not starting either of the two finals against Chelsea, Tsimikas scored the winning penalty in the shootout of the FA Cup championship match to help Liverpool win the double in the 2021-22 season.
The Greece international started nine games for the Premier League club, and he also had two assists in the Reds’ 3-2 quarterfinal loss to Benfica in the Champions League.
Tsimikas started 28 games and recorded six assists in the Premier League and Champions League last year, but his lone appearance in the starting lineup this season came in a Europa League victory over LASK Linz on Thursday.
The ex-Olympiacos player hasn’t seen any action in Liverpool’s last four Premier League games, but he’ll likely start Wednesday’s third-round EFL Cup match against Leicester City.
In the previous 12 months, Liverpool has retained the services of Tsimikas, Adrian, Stefan Bajcetic, and Curtis Jones, and Ben Doak has signed a new long-term contract.