New Liverpool signing reacts to Milner welcome
Liverpool full-back Kostas Tsimikas has laughed off the foul-mouthed welcome he received from new team-mate James Milner on his debut.
Tsimikas, snapped up from Olympiakos for £11.75million last month, will provide cover for Andy Robertson at left-back and leave Milner free to play his natural midfield role.
The pair were introduced as half-time substitutes in Liverpool ’s win over Stuttgart in Austria in their first pre-season friendly on Saturday.
Tsimikas impressed – but got an early rocket from his captain who was caught on pitch side microphones shouting “Kostas, f***ing hell” after the new-boy failed to play him in as he looked for a give-and-go on the left flank.
Milner posted a photo from the game on Instagram and addressed the incident, writing: “Wet, boggy… and got caught warmly welcoming Kostas to the team #welcometoliverpool”.
And Tsimikas clearly had no hard feelings as he replied “Thanks bro” along with a laughing emoji and a red heart.