Pep Ljinders hails Liverpool player as ‘seriously rare talent’

Assistant manager speaks about forward’s unique skillset.

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Liverpool assistant manager, Pep Ljinders, has made a claim that their new recruit from PSV Eindhoven Cody Gakpo has a special skillset that offers true benefit for the Reds.

The 23-year-old has scored four times in the last six games and is finally making clear sense of why the Reds forked out £35m for his services.

Though he was often deployed on the left in the Netherlands, Klopp has often utilised him in as a central forward when he has stepped foot on the pitch for Liverpool.

The usual set up we see is Gakpo through the middle, with Darwin Nunez and Moahmed Salah either side, and the trio combined nicely in their 7-0 romp against Manchester United.

Speaking to The Athletic, Ljinders shared his thoughts on his fellow countryman.

“Cody is just a great boy. He’s got a special skill set but above all, he’s a good fit for our style. He has personality, he assumes responsibility in the game, and he thinks two or three steps ahead,” gushed the coach.

“Not many players have that combination. We are really happy we could add him to our team.”

Gakpo was subject to early criticism since his arrival to Anfield but has sure hushed the doubters recently.

Liverpool’s forward line has to potential to be deadly, and with Luis Diaz waiting on an imminent return, it’s about to get even more exciting for those in Merseyside.

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