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Virgil van Dijk discusses position in Cody Gakpo’s Liverpool switch

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Virgil van Dijk has performed down options that he performed a serious position in Liverpool signing Netherlands teammate Cody Gakpo.

After being closely linked with a transfer to Manchester United for months, Gakpo left PSV Eindhoven for Liverpool earlier this week in deal value an preliminary £37m.

Upon arrival, the ahead revealed that he had spoken to Van Dijk concerning the membership over the cellphone, including that it’s useful to have somebody he already is aware of on the Reds’ books.

Talking after Liverpool’s 2-1 win towards Leicester Metropolis on Friday – a match which Gakpo watched from the stands – Van Dijk insisted he didn’t have that large a component to play within the switch.

“No, [my role] was over exaggerated. I spoke to him, I can solely say good issues as a result of I’m right here, having fun with my time. We’ve been very profitable however the supervisor stated it as properly, if it was me it was a simple choice to make, I didn’t want convincing,” Van Dijk stated.

“If there was any questions, I answered them truthfully, I’m glad he’s right here and get began as shortly as doable.”

Gakpo shall be eligible for Liverpool’s journey to Brentford on Monday night, although Jurgen Klopp has already steered a debut towards Wolves within the FA Cup subsequent Saturday is extra possible.

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