Cody Gakpo reveals Jurgen Klopp challenge after Liverpool transfer that pushed him out his ‘comfort zone’

Cody Gakpo has revealed that Jurgen Klopp challenged him to replicate Roberto Firmino’s importance to Liverpool after his January switch to Anfield.

Firmino left Liverpool at the end of last season but Liverpool were well-prepared for the Brazilian’s departure, having swooped to sign Gakpo from PSV Eindhoven for £35m six months earlier – beating Manchester United to his signature.

Despite having spent most of his career as a winger, Gakpo has been used predominantly as a central striker since his move to Liverpool, and the 24-year-old has now revealed that was Klopp’s plan for him all…


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