Cody Gakpo reveals Virgil van Dijk role in Liverpool transfer

Cody Gakpo has confessed he chose to join Liverpool after speaking with fellow Dutchman Virgil van Dijk.

Van Dijk has been a fan favourite since his move to Liverpool in January 2018 and, four years later, he is set to be joined by another Dutch international after the Reds agreed to pay an initial £37m to bring Gakpo in from PSV Eindhoven.

Gakpo had initially been expected to join Manchester United after months of public flirting, but the forward has now revealed how Van Dijk helped him choose Liverpool instead.

“We spoke a lot over the phone [in] the last days,” Gakpo told Sky Sports…

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