Liverpool confirmed the signing of PSV and Dutch World Cup star Gakpo shortly after Christmas for a fee of £37million.
The 23-year-old had been heavily linked with United since the summer and with Erik ten Hag on the hunt for a new goalscorer it was expected that the forward would move to Old Trafford in January.
But instead Gakpo will be playing at Anfield, but while the Reds have hailed the signing and been praised for beating their rivals to such a talented player, some have questioned the logic of it.
When they’re all fit, they have got [Mohamed] Salah, [Darwin] Nunez, Diaz, Jota, Firmino and now Gakpo up front, but only three of them can play.
‘Salah and Nunez are going to start. So before you know it you’ve got four other forwards vying for one or two places in the team. They won’t all be injured forever.
‘It feels like a, “Stop Manchester United”, signing really. United were trying to get him too and this stops them from doing that.’
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