World Cup Star Cody Gakpo Officially Joins Liverpool

  • Publish date: Wednesday، 04 January 2023 Last update: Sunday، 08 January 2023
World Cup Star Cody Gakpo Officially Joins Liverpool

The Dutch club, Eindhoven, announced that it had reached an official agreement with Liverpool, regarding the departure of its player, Gakpo, to the “Reds” for 37 million pounds sterling and an additional 13 million pounds, according to performance and titles.

This came after a fierce struggle with Manchester United, where the player's brilliance with the Dutch national team in the 2022 World Cup competitions contributed to a strong desire to win his services.

The British newspaper “The Times” revealed many details and advantages of the 23-year-old deal, as well as the date of his first appearance with Liverpool.

How does Liverpool pay the deal money?

The British newspaper confirmed that Liverpool will pay part of the money for the deal to PSV Eindhoven during the next winter Mercato.

After that, Liverpool will pay the remainder of the amount, after achieving one of the first four places in the English Premier League, after obtaining the reward for qualifying for the Champions League.

The date of Cody Gakpo's appearance with Liverpool

Gakpo's first appearance with Liverpool will be largely during the match against Wolverhampton, on January 7, in the third round of the FA Cup.

However, it is possible that he will participate in the Brentford match on Monday, January 2, in the 18th round of the English Premier League.

How will Cody Gakpo play with Liverpool?

Gakpo has a great advantage that will give German Jurgen Klopp, coach of the Liverpool team, many options, especially in the front line, which witnesses the presence of Egyptian Mohamed Salah, the first star of the “Reds”.

As Gakpo can play in 4 positions, as he is good at playing in the right and left wings, false striker, and playmaker.

It is likely that Gakpo will appear in the Liverpool starting line-up, specifically in the left-wing position, due to the injury of the duo Luis Diaz and Diogo Jota.

It is noteworthy that Liverpool is targeting many strong deals during the winter Mercato, led by Englishman Jude Bellingham, Borussia Dortmund midfielder.

It is noteworthy that Gakpo was born on May 7, 1999.

He played in the age categories of PSV Eindhoven until he reached the first team in 2018.

He played 106 matches with PSV, during which he scored 36 goals.

At the international level, Gakpo participated with the Netherlands national team in 13 international matches, scoring 6 goals.