By Gabriel Agbonlahor

12th Nov, 2021 | 7:00pm

Tsimikas tipped for extended Liverpool XI run after Klopp reveal - pundit

Gabby Agbonlahor has insisted Andy Robertson has plenty of “credit in the bank” at Liverpool but should be rested to make way for Konstantinos Tsimikas.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Aston Villa and England attacker pointed to Chelsea where Ben Chilwell and Marcos Alonso share the left wing-back role.

Robertson has only registered one assist in eight Premier League appearances this term.

In Liverpool’s 3-2 defeat to West Ham at the weekend, he lost possession a whopping 21 times, according to sofascore.

In contrast, Tsimikas, 25, has impressed in the eight games he has played across all competitions this term.

As quoted by the Liverpool Echo, Jurgen Klopp claimed Robertson was the “best left-back in the world” but Tsimikas was “close”.

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“I wouldn’t drop Robertson,” Agbonlahor told Football Insider‘s correspondent Connor Whitley.

“He’s got major credit in the bank, he’s been outstanding for that football club.

“Sometimes, it’s squad rotation. If you see somebody is having a hard time, like Robertson, then maybe you can bring in Tsimikas. It doesn’t have to be dropped, he can just be rested.

“I’ve got no problem with Robertson having a game off and a little breather because Tsimikas can do a job as well.

“We’ve seen at other teams like Man City and Chelsea. It’s Ben Chilwell one week and Marcos Alonso plays the next week. It’s a mixture of players playing.”

Robertson has scored five times and provided 39 assists in 189 games across all competitions with Liverpool.

He has won the Premier League and Champions League with the Merseyside giants after moving from Hull City in the summer of 2017.

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