Kostas Tsimikas might’ve endured a difficult start to life at Anfield since making his switch from Olympiacos, but there remains a bright future ahead of him.
However, Shaqiri told the club’s official website that the 24-year-olds time will come.
“Obviously he didn’t have a lot of games this season but we see his qualities every day in training and how hard he works every day in the gym, after training too.
“I’m looking forward that he’s going to be a very, very important player for the club.”
If the 6-cap Greek ace is looking for an example of patience being the watchword under Jurgen Klopp, he can look no further than the man he was brought in to compete with.
Should Tsimikas have better luck with injury next term, he will be an important squad member to afford Robertson much needed rest.