'I caused bit of a problem': Klopp admits he made mistake with Gakpo

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'I caused bit of a problem': Klopp admits he made mistake with Gakpo

Jurgen Klopp admits he made a mistake with Cody Gakpo earlier this season. “Cody, I’ve said it before, is a super important player,” Klopp told a press conference on Wednesday.

"He came on against Sheffield [United] and played incredible, against Man United [he was] really good.

“I caused a bit of a problem in a phase where we didn’t have midfielders, so I put him in midfield. It didn’t work out well. I thought he was alright but he couldn’t gain the confidence each player needs.

“Since he’s back up front, and he can play in between the lines and be himself, it’s all heading in the right direction again.”

Klopp tried to repurpose Gakpo as a midfielder to cover for some injured player. It’s a position the 24-year-old has played with his national team, although in a 3-5-2 formation, rather than a 4-3-3.

AuthorToby PrinceSourceLiverpool FC
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