Liverpool boss Klopp reveals Gakpo's position

Six senior strikers are now on the Reds' roster

By Web Desk
December 29, 2022
Liverpool finalised the acquisition of Cody Gakpo — Reuters 

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has said that the club's new signing Cody Gakpo is able to play anywhere in the front line but acknowledged that the attacker prefers to play on the left side.

On Wednesday night, Liverpool finalised the acquisition of the highly regarded Dutch international from PSV after sabotaging Manchester United's attempt to get his signature.

The Liverpool manager has subsequently stated his plans for Gakpo when he becomes available for selection. 

Six senior strikers are now on the Reds' roster, although Luis Diaz and Diogo Jota are temporarily sidelined due to injuries. Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, and Darwin Nunez are the three first-team attackers that are healthy across the forward line.

"The position he probably prefers to play is left wing in a 4-3-3 but Cody can play different positions - he can play all four positions up front - wing and striker. He is still very young, he was in a really good run of form for Holland and for PSV," the German coach said.

Gakpo shined for his country during the FIFA World Cup, scoring three goals in five matches, and has also done well for his club this season, scoring 14 goals in 23 games.

Gakpo won't be allowed to participate in the Reds' match against Leicester City on Friday night since he won't be able to play his first competitive game for the club until January.