Cody Gakpo lauds Virgil Van Dijk for assisting him in adjusting to life at Liverpool

Cody Gakpo, a forward for Liverpool, has heaped praise on his international team-mate Virgil van Dijk for helping him adjust to life at the club.

Cody Gakpo has expressed gratitude to Virgil van Dijk, a defender for Liverpool, for the assistance provided since the latter joined the team at Anfield.

The 24-year-old scored three goals during the World Cup in Qatar, helping the Netherlands advance to the quarterfinals, and then he transferred from PSV Eindhoven to the Reds in January.

Gakpo has been a key component of Jurgen Klopp’s team as they’ve won seven straight Premier League games to advance to the Champions League.

In 25 games this season across all competitions for Liverpool, he has six goals and three assists.

“I have to say that he is assisting and directing me.” The Netherlands forward told Premier League Productions, “I don’t think I’ve even told him yet, but I’m really grateful.

“He’s here for me like a big brother. He has assisted me with everything both inside and outside the pitch since the day I first arrived. That, I’m truly appreciative.

“Hopefully, we’ll spend some really enjoyable times together.”

Gakpo scored for Liverpool with a deft long-range finish at the London Stadium last month as they defeated West Ham United 2-1.

“The equalizer against West Ham,” he continued, “was crucial because the team was performing well and needed to win.

“We [conceded] a goal, but I soon put us back in the game by scoring. This, in my opinion, was one of the most significant.”

He commented on his skillfully dinked goal against Manchester United at Anfield, saying: “You don’t really practice exactly this run, the ball, and the goal, but it just came up and maybe I saw somewhere before that from this angle you can also chip.

“It only takes a moment to make a decision; just trust your gut.”

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Liverpool will debut its brand-new Nike home kit at Anfield this weekend

Cody Gakpo lauds Virgil Van Dijk for assisting him in adjusting to life at Liverpool

On Saturday, when Jurgen Klopp and his team play in their final home game of the season, Liverpool will play in their brand-new Nike home jersey for 2023–24.

After being unveiled earlier in May, Liverpool’s brand-new home kit—their fourth in a long-running collaboration with Nike—is now on sale.

It is anticipated that the release will be well-received by fans and is inspired by the 1965 FA Cup-winning kit as well as a nod to the Reebok kits from 1998–99 and 1999–2000.

On Saturday, when Liverpool plays Aston Villa in their final home game of the season, it will also get its debut.

Even though it’s customary for clubs to debut their new kits during the final home game of the year, the Reds didn’t do it last time.

Because Klopp’s team advanced to the Champions League final, they were forced to play both the defeat to Real Madrid and the Premier League championship game against Wolves in their home uniforms.

Both in 2018/19, when Liverpool were preparing for their second Champions League final under Klopp, and in 2019/20, when they won the championship, the same thing occurred.

Wearing the new kit gives fans a chance to see it in action early, and it does so on a day when the team says goodbye to four players.

Roberto Firmino, James Milner, Naby Keita, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will all leave Liverpool when their contracts expire, according to Liverpool.

“The new home shirt is a classic,” according to captain Jordan Henderson about the new kit.

“Given the motivation behind the design, it feels iconic and serves as a nod to this great club’s past.

“The Villa game at Anfield will be our first opportunity to wear it.”

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