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Is Cody Gakpo playing tonight against Leicester ?
Liverpool have reached an agreement to sign Netherlands forward Cody Gakpo from Dutch club PSV Eindhoven.
The deal is worth 40-50m euros (£35.4m-£44.3m) and the Eredivisie club say it is a record transfer fee for them.
Gakpo, 23, will officially join Liverpool at the start of the January transfer window and his contract will run until the summer of 2028.
“I’m looking forward to start training and start playing for this amazing club,” said Gakpo.
Unfortunately for those heading to Anfield or getting ready to watch on the sofa at 20:00 GMT on Friday, Gakpo is not allowed to play for Liverpool yet despite the transfer being made official.
This is because the transfer window has not officially opened yet, meaning the player cannot be registered by the club for their Premier League matches until January 1 2023.
He will almost certainly be at the stadium and watching from the stands, but he will not be taking the field until at least the game away at Brentford on January 2.
It is not yet clear whether he will go straight into the starting XI or if there will be a conditioning period first, but Klopp has discussed his role in the team.
“The position he has played most often is on the left, that is clear. But he can play all four positions up front if you play a 4-2-3-1 and is still very young.
The position he probably prefers he can play is on the left of a 4-3-3,” the Liverpool boss explained in his press conference.
“He’s a really, really good player so the package is really interesting. That’s why we were very interested to get him in and I’m really happy we could do it.”