Code Gakpo says he is loving his recent position change at Liverpool, with the Dutch forward acting more as a playmaking midfielder at the moment.
What is the news?
Since joining from PSV during the January transfer window Gakpo has been moved around the field by Jurgen Klopp. The Dutch international has played as a left winger, striker and most attacking midfielder. Last week Klopp decided to hand Gakpo another new positioning, dropping him deeper on the midfield against Brentford (1-0 win). That allowed Liverpool to start with Mohamed Salah, Diogo Jota and Darwin Nunez alongside Gakpo and the Dutchman really enjoyed his new midfield role.
What did Gakpo say?
Speaking to reporters Gakpo said about his ‘new’ position: “I enjoy playing for sure and I’m looking where I can help the team the most. Sometimes that’s a little bit deeper in the midfield and sometimes it’s in the striker’s position. I just enjoy playing with my team-mates, and especially when you win it is way more fun!”
After joining Liverpool, Gakpo did not enjoy the best of starts and failed to score a goal or register an assist in his first few matches as a Red. Since then Liverpool’s form has improved drastically and the club is now on a six-match win streak in the Premier League. The club’s form has also had his effect on Gakpo who has scored six goals and two assists. “It’s a great feeling [to win six games in a row] but the season isn’t over yet. I think we just have to stay focused, keep working hard and try to win the last three as well. I’m really happy with the win and looking forward to the next game already.”
What next for Liverpool?
There are three matches to go for Liverpool this season and Klopp’s men will face Leicester City on May 15. The club’s good form has also put them into fifth position on the table, just one point behind Manchester United. However, their biggest league rivals have a game in hand and could increase the lead to four points. After the Leicester game, Liverpool will end the season with games against Aston Villa (home) and Southampton (away).