Kostas Tsimikas: Liverpool man had fans on their feet with brilliant moment v Burnley

Kostas Tsimikas was brilliant for Liverpool vs Burnley

Liverpool produced an assured display as they defeated Burnley in their Premier League clash on Saturday afternoon.

The Reds won 2-0 thanks to goals either side of half-time from Diogo Jota and Sadio Mane.

There were so many good performers for Liverpool on the day, including Trent-Alexander-Arnold and Jota.

But arguably the best player on the park was Liverpool's stand-in left-back, Konstantinos Tsimikas.

The Greek signed for the club in 2020 but only played seven times in his opening season in England.

He has been given a chance to impress after an injury to Andy Robertson and he has grasped the opportunity with both hands.

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He set up Jota's goal with a lovely cross.

And he drew a huge cheer from the crowd with some tenacious defending late in the game.

Tsimikas had injured his shoulder and was about to be substituted.

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But he was forced into action when Virgil van Dijk pinged a long ball to him on the left-wing.

The 25-year-old had two opposition players all over him and he fell to the ground, but he managed to get back up and evade the pressure.

It was a brilliant piece of play and the home fans inside Anfield erupted into applause. Watch the moment below...

Absolutely class from the left-back.

That was virtually his last touch on the pitch as he made way for Joe Gomez a few moments later.

He was given a good ovation by Liverpool fans as he made his way to the bench.

A short video of his performance has been created by YouTube user PGB FC and you can watch it below...

Jurgen Klopp praised both Alexander-Arnold and Tsimikas after the game.

"Both full-backs had a good game. Both spectacular, if you want, with two nice [assists] – Kostas with the cross and Trent with the little cheeky curve ball or whatever for Sadio. It was a good game," he said, per Liverpoolfc.com.

"I think everybody thinks both full-backs played a good game and in this situation that means they were defensively really good as well in a really difficult game from a defensive point of view."

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Andy Robertson was on the bench against Burnley and is expected to be fully fit for Liverpool's game against Chelsea next week.

Klopp may now have a selection headache with two superb left-backs at his disposal.

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