According to CBS reporter Ben Jacobs, Liverpool pulled off a “tremendous bit of business” by bringing in Cody Gakpo during the January transfer window
The 23-year-old had been in excellent form for PSV Eindhoven in the 18 months leading up to his move to Anfield, but he has yet to hit the ground running in his new surroundings.
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According to Sky Sports, Liverpool won the race to recruit Gakpo and paid PSV a sum ranging between £35 million and £45 million for his talents.
After previously being linked with Manchester United, the Netherlands international has signed a contract worth £120,000 per week until the summer of 2028.
Gakpo earned his move to Jurgen Klopp’s side by scoring 21 goals and providing 15 assists in 47 games in 2021/22, winning the Dutch Cup along the way.
And after a spectacular return of 30 goal contributions in 24 appearances in the first half of the current season, Liverpool couldn’t wait until the summer to buy him.
However, considering his team’s troubles on the field this season, Klopp will want to see a tangible return on his investment sooner rather than later.
What did Jacobs have to say about Gakpo?
Jacobs has told GMS that he still believes getting Gakpo was a huge coup for Liverpool and that they managed to sign ‘one of the greatest players from the World Cup’.
“We must not forget that Liverpool opened the window with a £40 million purchase of Cody Gakpo, which is a wonderful piece of business for January,” he remarked.
“And when the window initially opened, that fan base and football club were quite thrilled because they felt they had a head start on Manchester United, who never bid but brought in one of the best players from the World Cup.”
How has Gakpo been performing?
Gakpo has made five appearances for a struggling Liverpool side so far, but has yet to score a goal or contribute an assist for his teammates.
And the 6 foot 3 dynamic star acknowledged to being’sloppy’ in his debut against Wolverhampton Wanderers.
“I think I showed some fantastic moments and some sloppy ones in my own game,” Gakpo remarked. “So I can still improve on those things and keep working to help the squad as much as possible.”
The best is yet to come for Gakpo in a Liverpool shirt, but the current FA Cup champions need him to acclimate sooner rather than later.