Liverpool moved for Gakpo before he was ‘unaffordable’, explains Klopp

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  • Manager said €40m move for Dutchman ‘all about timing’
  • Klopp confirmed there is still money for January moves

Jürgen Klopp has said Cody Gakpo would have been “unaffordable” had Liverpool waited to secure his signature and there remains money available for further signings in the January window.

The Netherlands’ World Cup star will officially become a Liverpool player on 1 January after the Anfield club beat off rival interest to seal his transfer from PSV Eindhoven for an initial €40m, rising to €50m. Klopp believes Liverpool had to bring forward plans to sign the 23-year-old as his rate of development could have put him out of financial reach in the near future.

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Written by Andy Hunter
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2022/dec/29/liverpool-stepped-up-interest-in-gakpo-before-he-was-unaffordable-says-klopp under the title “Liverpool moved for Gakpo before he was ‘unaffordable’, explains Klopp”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.