Dutch football reporter Hans Kraay Jr recently revealed that Liverpool assistant Pep Lijnders believes Cody Gakpo is the club’s ‘missing link’. “Lijnders has said: ‘Gakpo is our missing link’,” Kraay Jr told ESPN. “He is taken very seriously at Liverpool and he is one of the few people Klopp listens to.”
Lijnders could get his dream signing if Liverpool are bought. PSV star Gakpo was pursued by Manchester United in the summer but the Red Devils decided to sign Antony instead, leaving Premier League rivals to battle for the Dutch winger.
An incredible season – scoring 13 goals and providing 17 assists in just 23 games – is likely to have driven up the 23-year-old’s price since the summer window.