Cody is in the building! Liverpool’s new £44m signing Gakpo arrives at Anfield for the first time to watch the Reds take on Leicester City… while Luis Diaz is filmed hobbling in on crutches as he recovers from knee surgery
- Cody Gakpo was pictured arriving at Anfield for the first time since his move
- The Dutchman was snapped walking in ahead of his public unveiling for the Reds
- Jurgen Klopp’s side signed the forward, 23, from Dutch side PSV for £44million
- Gakpo is ineligible to play before January, so will not feature against Leicester
- But the joy of Gakpo’s arrival was dampened by Luis Diaz arriving on crutches
Liverpool‘s latest £44million signing Cody Gakpo has been filmed arriving at Anfield ahead of his public unveiling.
The Reds beat arch-rivals Manchester United and a host of other clubs to Gakpo’s signature, with the player revealing the influence Virgil van Dijk had in him choosing to join Liverpool.
Cody Gakpo was filmed arriving at Anfield ahead of his public unveiling on Friday evening
Social media footage shows Liverpool’s new £44million signing greeting staff at the stadium
Gakpo, who is the latest arrival for Jurgen Klopp’s side, has joined from Dutch outfit PSV
Video footage posted on Liverpool’s official Twitter account shows Gakpo leaving a black car, before being greeted by a club employee.
He then enters the stadium from the car park, smiling for the cameras and shaking hands with several other staff members, who are keen to welcome him.
While Liverpool supporters will rejoice at the sight of Gakpo arriving, the pleasure will be dampened slightly by the sight of winger Luis Diaz arriving on crutches.
Gakpo has scored nine goals and recorded 12 assists in 14 league games for PSV this season
The 23-year-old also shone at the Qatar World Cup (above), netting three time for the Oranje
The Colombian underwent further knee surgery this month after experiencing discomfort in Dubai and is expected to be out for the foreseeable future.
Speaking ahead of his side’s clash with Leicester, Klopp was asked what he and the club’s hierarchy saw in Gakpo – who impressed at the World Cup, scoring three goals as Holland were knocked out in the quarter-finals on penalties by Argentina.
‘The answer is pretty easy, it’s obvious because he’s a really, really, really good player, so the package is really interesting,’ he said.
Forward Gakpo, 23, had revealed he was enticed to join by Holland team-mate Virgil van Dijk
‘The age he is in, the potential he shows, or has, and the quality he showed already in Holland and with the national team as well, so it makes him a really, really interesting player.
‘And that’s why we were very interested to get him in and I’m really happy that we could do it. So, big for us, big for him as well, so it’s cool.
‘He’s obviously delighted about joining us. Everything will be good. So, great day, let me say it like this.’