What Liverpool fans did when Gakpo’s name was announced at Anfield as Virgil van Dijk discusses the role he played in Liverpool’s signing the player
Liverpool fans are more than enchanted with the acquisition of Cody Gakpo apparently assuming that recording shared on Twitter by Neil Jones is anything to go by.
The 23-year-old left-sided attacker joins from PSV in the wake of accumulating an amazing 30 goal commitments in 24 games (across all rivalries) for the Eredivisie-based outfit in the first-half of the mission.
We’ll expect to see the Dutchman replicate such numbers in England and, in particular, get off to a fast beginning at Anfield in our looming attach with Wolves.
Virgil van Dijk has said Cody Gakpo should be managed the cost of time before Liverpool can hope to see him at his best however has tipped the forward to turn into an ‘significant’ player for the club.
The Dutch international, who was endorsed from PSV for an underlying £37m as of late, has been in amazing structure for club and nation and our No. 4 is anticipating seeing him sparkle in the Premier League.
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“Ideally (he will bring) a ton,” the Reds defender said
“Great player, great kid. I know about the way things are to come in January. We need to give him time and I’m extremely certain that the Liverpool fans will give him that time.
“We’re family and the real ones who generally back him regardless of anything else. He needs to hold his head down regardless of the situation, battle, partake in the second and be significant for the football club.”
Manchester United were accepted to weigh up a move for the 23-year-old however Jurgen Klopp’s side rushed to act and could have him accessible for the upcoming excursion to west London to take on Brentford.
Reports guaranteed that van Dijk assumed an imperative part in guaranteeing the winger picked the Anfield outfit in front of some other sides keen on his mark yet the former Southampton defender demanded he didn’t do a lot to persuade our new No. 18.
“I think that’s an exaggeration. I spoke to him, and I can only say good things,” he added.
“If it was me, it was an easy decision to make and I didn’t need to convince him. If there were any questions he asked me, I gave him the honest answer. I’m very glad that he’s here.”
Van Dijk is the captain of the Dutch national side and therefore knows what Gakpo is all about.
For PSV this term, the versatile attacker has 13 goals and 17 assists in 24 appearances (across all competitions) and also netted three goals at the World Cup in Qatar.