New Liverpool left-back Kostas Tsimikas will prove to be a "great signing" at Anfield, according to a former Reds midfielder.
Pedro Chirivella, who joined Liverpool as a youth player in 2013, also believes Tsimikas has many of the same qualities as star man Andy Robertson.
The Reds made Tsimikas their first signing of the transfer window on Monday after agreeing a fee £11.7million with Greek champions Olympiacos.
Though Chirivella left to join Ligue 1 club Nantes before Tsimikas' arrival this summer, the pair know each other well having spent the 2017/18 campaign on loan at Willem II from Liverpool and Olympiacos respectively.
And Tsimikas' move to the Premier League champions comes as no surprise to the former Spain youth international.
"I remember he grew up a lot. That year was crucial for him," Chirivella said of the duo's loan spell. "We had similar seasons, we were both on loan from big clubs and we performed very well. It was a very good step for Kostas.
"I know when I was there at Willem II, [people] from Liverpool came to watch Willem II and they were looking at him as well because he was the standout player for the team.
"The first week of training I could see he could get to the top. Very, very talented. He likes to get forward a lot and also he has a special mentality.
"He's a real winner and he doesn't care who is the winger facing him because he's going to be at his best. When you have a mentality like that, it's easier to perform.
"One of the features of his character is that he's a winner, he's got a good mentality and he's a fighter. The harder the game was, the better he performed."
As well as his glowing report on the Greek international, Chirivella claimed the 24-year-old's skills are not dissimilar to those of Liverpool star Robertson, and backed him to thrive under Jurgen Klopp's coaching.
Chirivella added: "He's got similar qualities to Robbo – he likes to get forward but he's very good defending one-v-ones. I think he's going to be a great signing for the club.
"He [Klopp] will be very important for Kostas, I think he will learn a lot. He's still young and he still has a lot of things to improve [on], like everyone, so he will be perfectly managed by the gaffer."
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