Liverpool left-back Kostas Tsimikas reportedly has no intention of leaving the club in the summer despite interest from Turkish giants Galatasaray.

According to SportTime journalist Giannis Chorianopoulos, Tsimikas is not looking to move away from Merseyside amid talk that Galatasaray want to sign him on loan.

Tsimikas joined Liverpool on a permanent deal from Greek side Olympiacos last summer and has played once in the Premier League this season.

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It is good to see that Tsimikas is committed to making it work at Liverpool and is not trying to find an easy way out of his situation. He has struggled for game time and suffered a few injury blows, but is seemingly determined to be a success at Liverpool. It could be easy for him to just accept defeat and join Galatasaray on loan where he could play regular football and get minutes under his belt, yet he does not want that.

This shows a strong mentality from Tsimikas, which could stand him in good stead in the long run. Whilst Andy Robertson is the first-choice left-back right now, you never know when an injury – especially at Liverpool – is going to crop up and Tsimikas needs to be ready to take his chance if/when it comes his way.

The Greek international has provided glimpses of what he is capable of this season, with a strong performance against Midtjylland in the Champions League – recording a WhoScored rating of 7.07. He won three aerial battles, made two clearances, completing two dribbles and blocked a shot to round out a good display.

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