Matters worse with Cody Gakpo, he’s not somebody Klopp needed


Alan Shearer slammed Liverpool’s new boy Cody Gakpo for his ‘lack of energy’ during his side’s 3-0 defeat to Wolves in the Premier League on Saturday.

The Premier League’s all-time leading goalscorer added Gakpo’s work off the ball during the game ‘wasn’t good enough’ as Liverpool suffered yet another day to forget.

It’s becoming such a regular occurrence that there isn’t much left to criticise the team for, other than how they are making the same mistakes again and again.

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For someone like Gakpo, who was the only January capture, it’s been nothing but a nightmare start for the 23-year-old following his move from PSV.

That’s three Premier League games and three FA Cup matches, yet no goals or assists for the versatile forward, who has been used down the middle and on the left by Klopp.

“This is what Jurgen was on about,” said Shearer. “No pressure on the ball. That’s not good enough from Gakpo (allowing Wolves to play the ball forward on the flanks). No energy.”


The issue with Gakpo is that he walked into a mess and a team already struggling, mainly without the ball and away from home.

What makes matters worse is that, whilst fans were excited by his arrival, he’s not somebody Klopp needed.

To think that Liverpool aren’t splashing the cash and they only brought in one player last month, and he isn’t a midfielder, is pretty baffling, to be honest.

Graeme Souness slams LFC transfer plan and names three players who are being ‘bullιeɗ

Wolverhampton Wanderers gave Liverpool its seventh Premier League loss of the year.

Graeme Souness, a former captain of Liverpool, has launched a stinging aттack on the Reds’ midfield, claiming Jurgen Klopp’s team is no longer able to compete there.

The three-time European Cup winner also thinks that Liverpool should have brought in more midfielders last summer after failing to sign AS Monaco midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni.

Liverpool was soundly defeated by Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday afternoon at Molineux, marking their sixth loss in the Premier League this year. After just five minutes, the Reds continued to live up to their reputation as the league’s slowest openers as Joel Matip deflected the ball past Alisson Becker and into his own goal.

December signing A few minutes later, Craig Dawson extended the advantage for the home team by taking advantage of some awful defending from Andy Robertson, Joe Gomez, and Alisson to score from the penalty spot. Deep into the second half, Liverpool’s captain Ruben Neves finished off a brilliant counteraттack to seal the humiliation, dropping Liverpool to 10th in the Premier League standings.

Harvey Elliott, Jordan Henderson, and Fabinho (sick) were passed over for the match in the West Midlands in favor of Naby Keita, Thiago Alcantara, and Stefan Bajcetic. Only the 18-year-old Spaniard left the field with any credit as his two starting companions had a miserable afternoon.

Souness acknowledged his previous team is too simple to play against in the middle of the park during Sky Sports’ Super Sunday coverage on Sunday. Their success in the Premier League and Champions League was largely down to the persistence of Wijnaldum, Fabinho, and Henderson.

“They should have looked at midfield players to buy last summer a year ago,” “said he. “The midfield was beginning to emerge a year ago. The greatest midfield they had was made up of Wijnaldum, Henderson, and Milner; they were bullies and high-energy players who weren’t particularly talented technically.

“They took it after winning it from a high position and gave it to the boys on the front three. They currently have a difficult challenge to solve since Thiago, Keita, and the young Spanish player in the middle are all targets of bullying. If you’re being bullied in that position, you’re usually on the defensive.”

Since the tail end of last season’s quest for the quadruple, Fabinho and Henderson’s form has taken a nosedive, making Liverpool’s midfield the Һoт topic of practically every post-match discussion this year. Elliott, who is only 19 years old, has been a part of every matchday squad this season due to Naby Keita’s ongoing fighт with fitness.

Liverpool attempted to sign Tchouameni before the end of the previous campaign, but the French international opted to join Real Madrid instead. After Henderson sustained an injury against Newcastle United, the Reds did complete the loan signing of Arthur Melo on the final day of the summer transfer window. However, the Brazilian has only played 13 minutes for the Reds this season and was recently deregistered from the team’s Champions League squad for the remainder of the campaign.

The Reds are anticipated to finally pursue their interest in England and Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham in the summer, though, since Milner, Oxlade-Chamberlain, and Keita all have expiring contracts.

Everton will be Liverpool’s opponent the following Monday.

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