Klopp Told to Drop New Signing Gakpo for Liverpool Chelsea Tie

Klopp Told to Drop New Signing Gakpo for Liverpool Chelsea Tie

  • Liverpool made a quick move to sign World Cup star Cody Gakpo from PSV for £36m
  • The Dutch forward is yet to hit the ground running and looked a bit lost in his first three games
  • Jurgen Klopp has been advised to drop him for the all important match against Chelsea

Liverpool, despite signing £89m Darwin Nunez from Benfica in the summer splashed £36m on another forward, Cody Gakpo from PSV Eindhoven, after he impressed at the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup.

The Dutch international's transfer was silently completed by the Reds, so has his first few appearances for the club, silent. He is yet to record an attacking contribution in three games.

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Klopp giving instructions to Gakpo at touchline. Photo by John Powell.
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Jurgen Klopp's men will welcome Chelsea to Anfield at lunchtime in an all important game and a Premier League pundit has told the German manager to have the gut and drop his new signing, as reported by Metro UK.

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Klopp to drop Cody Gakpo?

According to stats provided by Transfermarkt, Gakpo has scored 13 goals and provided 17 assists in 24 games for PSV before his move. He also scored three goals at the World Cup.

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Though it is too early to judge, his first three games has been below par leading to former Arsenal player and pundit Paul Merson to advise that he be dropped, as reported by Sportskeeda.

‘‘Cody Gakpo has been struggling a bit so far – I can’t remember players for Holland coming in and ripping it up in the Premier League in the last couple of years. He’ll need time, and he might need to come out of the team for a game or two,’’ he said.

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Klopp apologises to Liverpool fans

Sports Brief earlier reported that Jurgen Klopp apologised to Liverpool fans after their embarrassing 3-0 loss to Brighton last week Saturday, a second half double from man of the moment Solly March punctured the Reds.

After the game, the German waited on the pitch and gestured an apology towards the traveling fans for the unimpressive performances and humiliating scoreline.

Liverpool, who came from behind in the reverse fixture to earn a 3-3 draw have dropped more points this season than they did all of last season with 20 games left in the season, as reported by FourFourTwo.

Source: SportsBrief.com