Our latest Fantasy Football Scout preview gives the lowdown on new Liverpool attacker Cody Gakpo, priced as an £8.0m midfielder..
Liverpool have recently signed Cody Gakpo from PSV Eindhoven, who has been classified as an FPL midfielder
The 23-year-old arrives on the back of some strong performances for the Netherlands at the World Cup, with three goals in five games helping his country reach the quarter-finals.
We’ll assess his FPL appeal in this Scout Report piece.
WHAT PLAYER AND MANAGER HAVE SAID
“I feel really good, I’m really excited to be here. I’m looking forward to start training and start playing for this amazing club. I think this is a great club for me to come in and try to show what I can [do] and try to help the team to achieve more beautiful moments that they already did in the past years. I think for me personally it’s also good to develop here and there’s a lot of great players here [who] I can learn a lot of things from.” – Cody Gakpo
“There is a lot to like about Cody. He is still only 23 years old but he already has a lot of experience. He was the captain of PSV, he was the Player of the Year in Holland last season and, as a lot of people have just seen, he also had a great World Cup with his national team. So, it is clear that he is already a really, really good player but his age also means he also has the potential to become even better. Offensively, he is very versatile and on top of this we know he is a smart footballer and also a smart person, so we are really excited to be able to work with him.” – Jurgen Klopp
“The position he has played most often is on the left, that is clear. But he can play all four positions up front if you play a 4-2-3-1. He is still very young and was in really good form for Holland and for PSV. The position he probably prefers he can play is on the left of a 4-3-3.” – Jurgen Klopp
|Season||Competition||Apps (subbed on)||Minutes played||Goals||Assists|
|Europa League||2 (1)||225||1||1|
|Europa League||3 (2)||335||0||1|
|Europa League||0 (1)||7||0||0|
Born in Eindhoven, Cody Gakpo is a product of PSV’s youth system, having progressed all the way through the ranks before making his senior debut with a brief substitute appearance against Feyenoord in 2018.
He went on to make a total of 159 appearances for PSV across all competitions, scoring 55 goals.
This season, he has been in particularly fine form, netting nine goals and providing 12 assists in 14 league games. Before the recent break, he ranked top of the Eredivisie for both goals and assists, as well as shots attempted and chances created:
To date, Gakpo has appeared 14 times for his country, with six goals scored, which included three at the World Cup in Qatar.
Meanwhile, we have an updated page for all Premier League activity in this January transfer window.