Now, according to The Athletic, Klopp and his staff think Gakpo is a ‘team player’ and ‘instinctive finisher’.
Furthermore, they also believe the Netherlands international possesses great speed – with the player deemed aggressive and versatile as well.
There is reportedly a ‘great excitement’ at Kirby about Gakpo arriving, with the player previously being expected to join United instead.
Yet there’s also an acknowledgement that Gakpo will need time to settle at the club, much like the summer’s marquee signing Darwin Nunez.
As for the Liverpool board, they think that he’s a good fit due to his age, price, timing and profile.