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Jurgen Klopp reveals a number of the reason why Liverpool signed Cody Gakpo

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Jurgen Klopp has listed the reason why Liverpool moved to signal Cody Gakpo this winter, insisting it was not merely to bulk up squad numbers.

Manchester United have been lengthy anticipated to safe Gakpo’s signature after a summer season transfer broke down, just for Liverpool to swoop in and full a deal for the Dutchman.

With winger Luis Diaz struggling an harm setback, it was speculated that the Reds’ fast transfer to signal Gakpo from PSV was partially attributable to their scarcity of choices in assault.

Talking forward of Liverpool’s 2-1 win in opposition to Leicester on Friday night time, Klopp admitted that bringing Gakpo in now’s opportune due to Diaz’s harm, but it surely was not the one motive.

“Yeah for certain [the transfer was brought forward because of injuries] however we’ve been thinking about Cody for a very long time, for some time,” Klopp instructed Sky Sports activities.

“You recognize our scenario, we will’t choose gamers up on prime, on prime and stuff like this. We’ve got to gather cash then spend a bit of bit then we gather once more.

“Cody is a really fascinating participant, he got here via the [PSV] Eindhoven academy and is effectively revered and beloved [there] so we predict it’s the proper second to convey him in. He can develop however the issues he presents assist us massively each within the second and long run as effectively.

“He can play all 4 positions and it’s very uncommon. He has the scale, physicality, shoots exterior the field and has nostril for conditions, pace, good dribbler so all this stuff to be enthusiastic about. It’s not the ultimate factor but however gamers normally develop effectively once they’re with us and that’s what we predict as a foundation is admittedly good.”

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