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      Cody Gakpo Player Thread (F)

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      Re: Cody Gakpo Player Thread (F)
      Reply #115: Jan 30, 2023 06:04:11 pm
      Problem with trying to turn the guy into a Bobby-like is I read that despite his height he has literally no aerial skills at all, according to PSV fans, and that he is mostly great at dribbling and crossing - which he won't see much of playing centrally and with his back to goal. He seems to have an eye for picking at pass, though, but surely that's not enough to Bobbyfy him forcefully?

      I don't know. Team is outputting sh*t tier football at the moment, so it's hard to judge any individual performances, but even then skill-wise I lack to see what exactly it is this kid has to offer. Seems a decent player, but also seems like a squad player for me at best, which makes buying him all the more strange to me, considering our midfield situation.

      But this is all premature, of course. Hope it all comes around eventually.
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      Re: Cody Gakpo Player Thread (F)
      Reply #116: Jan 30, 2023 07:56:22 pm
      He said himself he's a left forward ... why would we be trying to make him like Bobby?
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      Re: Cody Gakpo Player Thread (F)
      Reply #117: Jan 30, 2023 08:20:51 pm
      He said himself he's a left forward ... why would we be trying to make him like Bobby?

      I'm not against trying to mould him to play that role if he has the attributes.

      What I am against is trying that mid season when he's just joined it. That should be for the summer pre season.

      Like you say he's a left forward a d should play there until we get through this season
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      Re: Cody Gakpo Player Thread (F)
      Reply #118: Feb 04, 2023 05:18:22 pm
      Liked what I saw at the world Cup.

      Don't like what I see now.
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      Re: Cody Gakpo Player Thread (F)
      Reply #119: Feb 05, 2023 12:44:54 am
      Can’t really see him staying in that front 3 once Diaz and Jota are back.
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      Re: Cody Gakpo Player Thread (F)
      Reply #120: Feb 08, 2023 06:43:13 pm
      For once I agree with Koeman, we bought him at the wrong time thinking we had another Diaz, what we got was another Benteke.

      He might actually be decent but playing in this team you would have to be Lebron James to stand out....
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      Re: Cody Gakpo Player Thread (F)
      Reply #121: Feb 08, 2023 08:00:30 pm
      Can’t really see him staying in that front 3 once Diaz and Jota are back.
      To me, he looks like a MFer. One of his strengths is his crossing. Could really help us with this if we move him back
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      Re: Cody Gakpo Player Thread (F)
      Reply #122: Feb 13, 2023 06:31:44 am
      To me, he looks like a MFer. One of his strengths is his crossing. Could really help us with this if we move him back

      First thing that came to mind was, why is he a Mother F**ker?  :lmao:
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      Re: Cody Gakpo Player Thread (F)
      Reply #123: Feb 13, 2023 08:21:45 am
      First thing that came to mind was, why is he a Mother F**ker?  :lmao:

       :lmao: That’s what he meant  :lmao:
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      Re: Cody Gakpo Player Thread (F)
      Reply #124: Feb 13, 2023 10:17:55 pm
      Nice and tidy tonight and the more I see of him I think attacking midfield will be his best position.
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      Re: Cody Gakpo Player Thread (F)
      Reply #125: Feb 13, 2023 10:21:00 pm
      Nice and tidy tonight and the more I see of him I think attacking midfield will be his best position.

      just talking about that now on SKY at last we have alternatives.
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      Re: Cody Gakpo Player Thread (F)
      Reply #126: Feb 13, 2023 11:44:01 pm
      Made up for him that he got his first goal tonight and what a game to get it in !! Well done lad  ;D
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      Re: Cody Gakpo Player Thread (F)
      Reply #127: Feb 14, 2023 08:04:19 am
      Played well last night didn't he. Was good to see him travel with the ball, he looked quick with the ball at his feet. He reminds me of Ryan Babel in a few ways, both Dutch, similar stature and playing style. A few nice turns as well plus he showed he could hold it up a few times too.
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      Re: Cody Gakpo Player Thread (F)
      Reply #128: Feb 14, 2023 12:16:06 pm
      His work rate off the ball has impressed me since he came. First half last night he didn't see that much possession, but he worked his arse off. Deserved his goal.
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      Re: Cody Gakpo Player Thread (F)
      Reply #129: Feb 14, 2023 12:56:29 pm
      looking good, when all fit we have some brilliant options up front now. future is bright.
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      Re: Cody Gakpo Player Thread (F)
      Reply #130: Feb 14, 2023 06:31:53 pm
      After his goal it was if a switch was flicked and he became a different player , he is very quick off the ball and then started to go at people and hold the ball up - started to look more comfortable in the Bobby role and you can see why Klopp was playing him there
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      Re: Cody Gakpo Player Thread (F)
      Reply #131: Feb 14, 2023 10:46:52 pm
      Didn't like him playing through the middle with Nunez wide a few games back but last night you can start to see what Jürgen is working towards.

      Our tactics and set ups have been a bit bizarre and all over the place this season but honestly if that's what it takes to work it all out for next season maybe that's the price we have to pay
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      Re: Cody Gakpo Player Thread (F)
      Reply #132: Feb 14, 2023 11:29:02 pm
      Let the floodgates open!

      Congrats on your first Liverpool Goal, may there be many, many more to come!
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      Re: Cody Gakpo Player Thread (F)
      Reply #133: Feb 14, 2023 11:48:35 pm
      Let the floodgates open!

      Congrats on your first Liverpool Goal, may there be many, many more to come!
      Second and third coming up on Saturday
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      Re: Cody Gakpo Player Thread (F)
      Reply #134: Feb 26, 2023 12:18:10 am
      Thought he was a plus on a very bad team showing tonight. Defo a player to move forward with imo
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      Re: Cody Gakpo Player Thread (F)
      Reply #135: Mar 05, 2023 06:44:20 pm
      Looking like a shrewd piece of business now.
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      Re: Cody Gakpo Player Thread (F)
      Reply #136: Mar 05, 2023 06:51:20 pm
      There will never be a replacement for Bobby but f**k me this kid could help us forget. He is proving to be class holding up the ball and creating a forward chance via a run or pass.

      To top that off he can finish too. 

      Class.
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      Re: Cody Gakpo Player Thread (F)
      Reply #137: Mar 05, 2023 06:54:50 pm
      Well now we know why we signed him. Both finishes were class.

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