‘It was a bit more difficult’ – Jurgen Klopp admits Liverpool star struggled in…

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admitted Cody Gakpo struggled to move into midfield during the FA Cup tie against Arsenal on January 7. Two second-half goals gave United a 2-0 win over the Emirates.

The Gunners missed a few chances and Jakub Kivior finally scored an own goal in the 80th minute. Luis Diaz scored in second-half stoppage time to secure victory for liverpool.

Liverpool are missing players such as Virgil van Dijk (illness), Andy Robertson and Dominic Szoboslai (injury). Wataru Endo missed both the national team match and the Arsenal match. Klopp sent Gakpo as a midfielder for the FA Cup. The German tactician was pleased with his side’s overall performance but admitted that Gakpo struggled to adapt in the center of the park. Klopp told the media after the game, via Metro:”It was a bit difficult for Cody (Gakpo).

We put him back in that position and they (Arsenal) managed to do it because the timing of the front three was not very good in emergencies.” . Pass”. Too often.”He added:”It was difficult. We try to prepare for everything, but did we prepare the double 10 and the high extreme?” No, my fault is greater than the children’s fault.

“It gave me the freedom to watch and watch and learn and the format improved a lot in the second half.”Gakpo has mainly played as a striker since his transfer from PSV Eindhoven in January 2023. He has appeared in 26 league matches so far this season (2023-24), scoring 8 goals and 3 assists.

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