Cody Gakpo is receiving praise after his second goal for Liverpool in a week. The former PSV player helped The Reds to a Premier League victory over Newcastle United (0-2) on Saturday. This is what the British media write about him.
Sky Sports gives Gakpo an 8, just like Mohammed Salah and Trent Alexander-Arnold. On the Liverpool side, only Alisson Becker (9) scores better. “Gakpo shoots Klopp’s Liverpool into the battle for a place in the top four,” headlines the British broadcaster. Gakpo received a lavish pass from Salah and made his second in two games after failing to score in his first six games since his transfer from PSV.
The Liverpool Echo rewards Gakpo with a 7. ‘A bit invisible at times, but finished coolly at 2-0. He forced Martin Dubravka to make a save with a header.’ The local newspaper is also happy with the return of Virgil van Dijk, who receives an 8. ‘At the beginning he had some start-up problems, but then he had a series of important interventions. He was excellent.’
The Mirror also pays attention to Gakpo’s goal, who already scored against Everton on Monday. “It seemed like a weight was lifted off Gakpo’s shoulders after that goal against Everton. When the Dutchman got another chance against Newcastle, he rounded it off like a man who doesn’t have to think about it too long. Gakpo scored 34 times for PSV in eighteen months. If Klopp’s team brings him in regularly, the top-four dream is not over yet.’
Finally, the BBC concludes that Liverpool will count its blessings after the victory over Newcastle. “There was a lot of positives at Liverpool. Núñez crowned his good work with a goal and Gakpo, who played better and better, was also accurate again.’ Jürgen Klopp’s formation is now eighth and also played a game less than number four Newcastle, which has six points more.
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