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‘A problem’: Steve Nicol reacts to Liverpool news and expresses worry for duo ahead of Everton

Steve Nicol expressed his worry at Andy Robertson’s injury and Kostas Tsimikas having to start for Liverpool ahead of their showdown against Everton.

Liverpool’s starting left-back picked up a shoulder injury whilst on Scotland duty and is now set to be out of action for a lengthy period of time.

As a result, Kostas Tsimikas is set to start, with Nicol worried about the defensive side of Liverpool’s game because he feels that the Greek star and Trent Alexander-Arnold are better going forward, as he told ESPN.

Jurgen Klopp’s side have been outstanding going forward this term and have probably been one of the best teams, in that regard.

But, from a defensive aspect, it hasn’t clicked for Jurgen Klopp’s side yet, as they have only kept one clean sheet in the Premier League.

And now a key defender is set to be sidelined, with Anfield legend Nicol reacting to that news.

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“It will definitely make them weaker defensively,” said Nicol. “No question. Tsimikas is better, in my opinion, going forward than he is defending.

“You are basically starting with two fullbacks (Alexander-Arnold and Tsimikas) who are better going forward than they are defensively, so that’s always a problem.”

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Despite Liverpool still having question marks over their defensive form, as well as that now-infamous game against Spurs, they are still sitting fourth in the Premier League table.

That is still some going because those on Merseyside don’t feel like they have performed at their best yet.

But this is where they need to pick up, with Everton making the short trip across the city on Saturday for an early kick-off, as three points could see Liverpool go top for the time being.

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