Connect with us

European Championships

Gakpo’s Euro 2024 display hands Liverpool huge transfer headache amid Gordon & Summerville interest

Cody Gakpo became the top joint goalscorer at the 2024 European Championship with a sublime strike to give the Netherlands a 1-0 lead over Romania in their last-16 clash today.

The Liverpool forward took on two Romanian defenders, cutting in before blasting a lethal shot beyond Florian Nita in goal.

Gakpo’s showings on the left side of the attack for the Netherlands at Euro 2024 have reminded the world what he is like at his very best.

The former PSV Eindhoven man is better on the left flank, where he can cut in to shoot, assist or combine with teammates.

New Liverpool boss Arne Slot, who knows Gakpo from their time in the Eredivisie, must take note immediately.

He may not be an elusive dribbler like Luis Diaz, but he carries a danger that can be devastating for the opposition.

Despite playing second fiddle to the Colombian on the left flank, Gakpo still delivered just as many Premier League goal contributions (13).

Gakpo’s form at Euro 2024 will give Liverpool a major headache heading into the summer transfer window.

The Reds are reportedly in the market for a left-sided attacker, with Leeds United’s Crysencio Summerville and Newcastle United’s Anthony Gordon on their radar.

According to a report from De Telegraaf, Liverpool enquired about Summerville’s situation.

Summerville caught the eye at Leeds last term, spearheading their campaign with 19 goals and nine assists in 44 Championship appearances.

Gordon was also electric for the Magpies last season, notching 11 goals and ten assists in 35 Premier League outings.

The lifelong Liverpool fan was reportedly open to joining the club, but talks broke down over the weekend. The Reds remain interested in securing his services.

However, while Gordon and Summerville are excellent players, Gakpo is already on Liverpool’s books and can be better than the pair if Slot trusts him as the starter for next season.

If Gakpo can replicate his Netherlands form, he would be far more impactful than Summerville or Gordon.

More in European Championships