Cody Gakpo, forward - Liverpool FC
Liverpool FC added the reigning Dutch Footballer of the Year to their squad with the signing of versatile forward Cody Gakpo in January 2023.
Gakpo set out on his journey towards the professional game by trialling with PSV Eindhoven at the age of six, beginning a development that would see him blossom into a leading figure for club and country.
Having progressed all the way through the Eredivisie side's youth ranks, a first chance to represent the team he supported as a boy at senior level arrived in February 2018 with a brief substitute appearance against Feyenoord in league action.
The special moment of his maiden goal for PSV came later in the same year, with Gakpo opening the scoring in a 4-0 Dutch cup victory away at Excelsior Maassluis in the Septembe...
Date of birth
7 May 1999
InterviewInspiRED, by Kodansha: Family, tears and Anfield - Cody Gakpo's football journey so far. There is a glint in Cody Gakpo’s eye, a smile on his face and an excitement in his voice as he recalls the footballing journey that has brought him to Liverpool.
Round-upInternationals: Goals for Harvey Elliott, Cody Gakpo and Tyler Morton on Tuesday. Harvey Elliott scored a brilliant double for England U21s on Tuesday in their 3-0 win over Northern Ireland.
Round-upInternationals: Elliott scores brilliant goal, Gakpo and Van Dijk reach Euros. Harvey Elliott scored a brilliant goal for England U21s while Cody Gakpo and Virgil van Dijk qualified for Euro 2024 with the Netherlands on Saturday.
News'He's an even better person' – LFC squad on each other's best attribute. Ever wondered what Mohamed Salah thinks Alexis Mac Allister’s best attribute is? How about Virgil van Dijk on international teammate Cody Gakpo? Find out below.
WatchComic-book movies, emojis, derby matches and more: 'Hot or Not' with Jones, Gakpo and Adrian. Does Curtis Jones like comic-book movies? Are Cody Gakpo and Adrian emoji users? Find out now in the latest edition of 'Hot or Not', presented by Wasabi.