Cody Gakpo’s debut in the Premier League was not the best. The Dutch attacker, who became Liverpool’s star signing during the winter transfer window after his great World Cup in Qatar, played the full 90 minutes in the defeat by a landslide against Brighton and his contribution on the pitch was little. Before, he had already added minutes in the FA Cup in the draw against Wolverhampton, but he did not stand out either.
Criticism and questioning of the reinforcement of the Reds have begun to appear, especially due to the need for results that those led by Jürgen Klopp have. Former player Robert Earnshaw, who played in the Premier League between 2000 and 2011 for Cardiff City, West Bromwich, Norwich, Derby Country and Nottingham Forest, spoke about the player and He assured that he does not have that spark that Luis Díaz had at the beginning.
“I think Gakpo is a very good player, a very good striker, a very good finisher, but I think he lacks energy, because Liverpool, we always think of them as energy and I think what you’re seeing is that Gakpo doesn’t bring that energy. . When I see Luis Díaz, I think of energy. A nightmare to play against. When I see Gakpo, I don’t see any energy”, he stated on Sky Sports.
One of Liverpool’s reasons for signing Cody Gakpo is the prolonged absence of Luis Díaz, who still has two months left off the pitch after surgery on his knee injury. The Colombian winger has missed 17 games this season and still has approximately 10 more to go. The player advances in his recovery process.
Liverpool will return to competition this Tuesday, January 17 at 2:45 pm (Colombian time) when they face Wolves as visitors for the second leg of the third round of the FA Cup, after 2-2 in the first match. The match will be played at the Molineux Stadium.