Dirk Kuyt Congratulates Gakpo on the Latest Move

Dirk Kuyt, the former Liverpool player congratulated Cody Gakpo after the Dutch international made his move from PSV Eindhoven to an English club in a record transfer for the Dutch club. Like Kuyt, Gakpo is going to wear the Number 18 jersey at Liverpool, too. He welcomes Cody Gakpo to the club. The number has brought about enough magic and he hopes it will bring the same type of magic, too. Kuyt also wished him good luck.

Other than Kuyt, Liverpool has many iconic players who had donned Number 18 in the past, such as John Arne Riise and Michael Owen. Gakpo has been one of the most important players for the Dutch national team operating under Louis Van Gaal in its run to the FIFA World Cup quarter-finals in Qatar. The young player scored three goals in the quadrennial event.

He has more goal involvement at the club level for PSV than Erling Haaland has for Manchester City. The Dutchman had a lot of interest in the summer transfer window with Manchester United in the Premier League among suitors. Gakpo is a player from Eindhoven who rose through the ranks at his boyhood club. He made his senior debut in the season of 2017-2018.
Gakpo represented the Dutch across age levels before making his debut in the senior national team at the European Championship against North Macedonia. He had scored his first goal for the team against Montenegro in the World Cup 2022 qualifier.
Dirt Kuyt hopes that Cody Gakpo is going to bring the same magic to the team. The 23-year-old player has officially become the forward for the Reds at the beginning of the January transfer window after he agreed on the personal terms and completed a medical successfully.