Liverpool are apparently big admirers of reported West Ham United transfer target Cody Gakpo of PSV Eindhoven.

That’s according to ex-player turned journalist Hans Kraay who told ESPN that Liverpool assistant Pepijn Lijnders is keen for Jurgen Klopp to bring the 23-year-old to Anfield in the January transfer window.

West Ham manager David Moyes allegedly wants to bring Gakpo to the London Stadium this winter.

The Scot desperately needs to bolster his attacking ranks even further still at West Ham.

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It now seems as though the Hammers could have our work cut-out though…

Liverpool eye January move for West Ham target

Hans Kraay has told ESPN that Reds assistant boss Pepijn Lijnders has been ‘charmed’ by Cody Gakpo:

Gakpo is gone. PSV are not going to keep him, and cannot keep him anymore. Gakpo will soon be playing in the Premier League. The chance that it will be Manchester United is now a lot higher again, because Cristiano Ronaldo has left. They have even more money available. At Liverpool, assistant Pepijn Lijnders is charmed by him, so he is chasing Jürgen Klopp. Yes, Gakpo is gone.

Losing out on Gakpo to Liverpool in January would be a big blow for West Ham. He’s such an incredible talent.

He could be available for around £34 million in January or next summer (The Telegraph).

We would have absolutely loved to see Gakpo at West Ham. He’s a terrific young talent with a really high ceiling but it will now be back to the drawing board for Moyes.

Gakpo has been described as a ‘sensational’ player by well-renowned Twitter account Dutch Football.

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He has also been labelled as ‘superb’ by football journalist Josh Bunting. Meanwhile, One Footballhave called him a ‘world-class winger’.

He bagged a brilliant 21 goals and 14 assists in 47 games in all competitions for PSV last season (Transfermarkt).

This season, he has racked up an amazing 13 goals and 17 assists in 24 games (Transfermarkt).

The sky really is the limit for the young Dutchman. What a player he would be for the Hammers.

Liverpool eyeing the January signing of Cody Gakpo means that we could well be fighting a losing battle though.

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