Koeman suggests Gakpo joined Liverpool too soon

Former Everton and Netherlands boss believes that some players are leaving the Dutch league too soon

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Ronald Koeman has suggested that Cody Gakpo joined Liverpool too soon in his career.

The Netherlands forward has taken time to adapt to life at Liverpool, admitting recently that adapting to the Liverpool side has been a “little bit of a difficult situation”.

He said: “It’s always different when you come into a team that was maybe first and winning every game, but it’s now in a little bit of a difficult situation.”

Speaking on a YouTube video with former Everton, Ajax and Inter Milan midfielder Andy van der Meyde, Barcelona legend and former Netherlands boss Ronald Koeman said: “The level in England is higher than in the Netherlands, but they are also young boys, aren’t they?

“Like Gravenberch going to Bayern and not playing. Then that is difficult.”

He continued: “You can see that he has ended up in a team that is not doing well.

“Then it becomes more difficult for him, as a new signing. You are tested right away. And if you don’t score or you’re not important and you don’t win any matches, it’s very difficult, especially for a young player.

“If that’s was someone aged 28 with experience, it would be different.”

You can see the full video below

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