After struggling for game time in his first season at Anfield, Tsimikas has earned minutes more frequently in the current campaign, stepping in for first choice Robertson whenever boss Jurgen Klopp needs him.


The Greek has started seven games across all competitions for Liverpool so far this season and again impressed on Sunday in the Premier League, helping the Reds thrash Arsenal 4-0 at home, while Robertson had to sit out owing to a hamstring injury.



Liverpool legend Aldridge is also impressed with how Tsimikas has stepped up his game for the Reds this season and feels his style is similar to the way Robertson goes about his business.


However, Aldridge stressed that Tsimikas still needs to do a bit more to displace Robertson as first choice under Klopp, even though there have been suggestions that the Greek must keep his starting spot.



“Kostas Tsimikas has done very well for Liverpool”, Aldridge wrote in his Liverpool Echo column.


“He was out for a long time last year, but he must have been watching Andy Robertson because he’s a very similar player in a lot of ways.



“He puts in fantastic crosses like Robertson, he’s decent defensively as well.


“It’s great to have two left-backs of that quality.


“Tsimikas has done himself no harm, but he’s got to do a bit more to overtake Robertson who has been at the club for four years now and never let the side down.


“Robertson also got a new contract in the summer, the crowd love him, but I speak to a lot of people who like Tsimikas as well.


“So, it’s a great squad.”


Liverpool take on Porto in the Champions League on Wednesday and it remains to be seen whether Klopp will give Tsimikas another start.