New Liverpool full-back Kostas Tsimikas will make his debut for the Reds tonight in the EFL Cup away at Lincoln City.
But he may not be the only one – because Diogo Jota is on the bench and could very well make an appearance later in the game.
The full line-up can be seen below:
The team news is in – Tsimikas starts and Jota is on the bench! What do we think of that, Reds?! 🔴 #LFC #EFLCup pic.twitter.com/NkSj5RkW8M
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) September 24, 2020
Loads of Liverpool fans on social media have been going mad for the news of a potential double debut for Tsimikas and Jota.
One fan said it’s ‘great to see‘, while others were concerned Virgil van Dijk may pick up an injury in a game that could probably be won without him.
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Both Joe Gomez and Joel Matip have faced fitness issues of late, so that’s perhaps why the Dutchman has been ushered in for the game – to offer a bit of seniority in the defence.
The appearances of Xherdan Shaqiri, Marko Grujic and Harry Wilson in the full team are interesting, with the trio said to be attracting interest in the transfer market this summer. Rhian Brewster is absent for the game, so speculation surrounding his future is bound to be rife over the next few days!
But that shouldn’t distract from what should be a special day for Tsimikas and Jota, with the pair both set to make their Liverpool debuts tonight – but some fans feel as if the Portuguese forward should’ve started.
Here is what some Kopites on Twitter have said:
Why we risking VVD vs Lincoln 🥴 Jota should have started and where's Thiago 🤪
— Ryan (@RyanFretwell__) September 24, 2020
Taki down the middle & Origi get out for Jota please 🙏 https://t.co/UlyBhTbYLB
— Ewan (@EwanMP) September 24, 2020
Shaq is alive!! pic.twitter.com/dAS9JtHdEU
— Ollie ⚽️🍻 (@ollie_olly_olly) September 24, 2020
surely this means jota starts on monday
— harris, enjoyer of naby keita (@lfcharris8) September 24, 2020
Really looking forward to seeing Tsimikas
— – (@KFWM99) September 24, 2020
Tsimikas, Shaq and Grujic starts 😍 https://t.co/OB5FjJZNzh
— gza (@Gz_ahmad) September 24, 2020