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Liverpool player told he "definitely" needs to leave Anfield after Gakpo deal agreed

Rory O'Callaghan

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Liverpool player told he "definitely" needs to leave Anfield after Gakpo deal agreed

Liverpool youngster Ben Doak has been told he "definitely" needs to leave the club on loan if Cody Gakpo completes his January transfer from PSV Eindhoven.

Liverpool look to have beaten Manchester United to the signature of Gakpo after PSV announced on Monday they had reached an agreement with the Merseyside club.

Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano claims Gakpo is set to sign a six-year deal at Anfield once he has completed a medical.

Jurgen Klopp's side have reportedly paid an initial £37m fee for the Netherlands international, which could rise to £45m with add-ons.


The arrival of Gakpo, who could complete his move on January 1, is set to provide Klopp with an embarrassment of riches in attack, with the likes of Mohamed Salah, Darwin Nunez, Diogo Jota, Roberto Firmino and Luis Diaz already at the club.


The signing of Gakpo could further limit first-team opportunities for younger players, including 17-year-old winger Ben Doak.

The Scotland U21 international joined Liverpool from Celtic earlier this year and has made a bright start to life in English football.


After making his senior debut in a Carabao Cup match against Derby County last month, Doak was handed his Premier League debut in Monday's 3-1 win over Aston Villa.

In the process, he became the youngest Scottish player to appear in the Premier League.

Hutton: Doak should leave on loan

Former Scotland international Alan Hutton believes Doak should be allowed to leave Liverpool in January to gain further first-team experience away from the club.


When asked if Doak should seek a loan move, Hutton told Football Insider: "Yes, definitely.

"I think Klopp sees him in the Liverpool starting line-up in the future, but maybe not at this moment in time because they are going to bring in different players from different positions to strengthen right now.

"Players like Doak are obviously the future. But the opportunity has to be there for them to go out and play football on loan.

"But it has to be the right club, it has to fit their style of football. I expect it to happen if the right club is found."


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Topics: Football, Liverpool, Transfers, Premier League, Cody Gakpo

Rory O'Callaghan
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