Liverpool: Cody Gakpo is training with team-mates for the first time with the striker ready for his debut
Cody Gakpo is seen training with his Liverpool team-mates for the first time… as the £44million World Cup star gives the Reds a selection boost ahead of their potential FA Cup debut against Wolves on Saturday
Cody Gakpo has been snapped attending training at Liverpool for the first time since his £44million move to Anfield.
The Reds announced the PSV striker’s arrival at the end of December but his transfer was only officially confirmed on Tuesday.
With everything settled, Gakpo was pictured Thursday in his first training session with teammates ahead of his possible debut on Saturday.
Cody Gakpo (right) is pictured in Liverpool training for the first time since his £44m move
Footage from the club’s social media account showed Dutch striker Gakpo stuck
The Dutch World Cup star, who came from PSV, also took on Darwin Nunez (left).
After being stunned by Brentford on Monday in a 3-1 defeat that sent them sixth in the Premier League table, Jurgen Klopp’s side host Wolves in the FA Cup third round this weekend in a bid to recover .
With strikers Diogo Jota and Luis Diaz both long-term absentees and Roberto Firmino injured, Gakpo’s presence offers a selection boost for the Germany coach.
Footage released on the club’s social media account shows Gakpo engaging in physical activity, trying out tricks and moves with the ball and grappling with team-mate Darwin Nunez – whom he could start up front against Wolves.
Gakpo’s availability for Saturday’s FA Cup clash against Wolves is a boost for boss Jurgen Klopp
Club captain Jordan Henderson missed the Brentford defeat due to concussion protocols, joined Gakpo in Kirkby and is in contention for Saturday’s game but fellow midfielder Naby Keita was not pictured at the session.
Youngsters Stefan Bajcetic, Ben Doak, Calvin Ramsay and Bobby Clark are all hoping to feature despite the absence of James Milner and Firmino in the matchday squad.
Liverpool are hoping to retain the FA Cup trophy they won last season and face resurgent Wolves who have improved under new manager Julen Lopetegui.
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