Cody Gakpo

Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp may have a lot to deal with after the ongoing international duties, as one of their star players left his national team because of a virus.

The Reds would need to step up their performances in April, having been eliminated from the UEFA Champions League by Real Madrid.

Regardless, they are most likely to make it to the top-4 in the Premier League table. Which means they will still play in European competitions next campaign.

Liverpool have a lot on their plate in April. Jurgen Klopp’s men will be facing Manchester City, Chelsea, and Arsenal consecutively in the Premier League.

Unfortunately, the Reds won’t get the chance to watch one of their players during the international games.

Cody Gakpo withdraws from the Netherlands national team as a result of a camp viral infection.

Reportedly, the players are five in number, which includes Sven Botman and Matthijs de Ligt. Of course, that’s a massive blow for the Dutch.

As regards the 2024 Euro qualification, the Netherlands are going to play against France on Friday at Stade de France.

Along with the Bavarians’ centre-back, the Reds attacker won’t be able to showcase his talent against the Les Blues.


Apparently, it’s going to be a tough 90 minutes for Ronald Koeman on Friday, being his first game as the Dutch new gaffer.

Cody Gakpo always shines for the Netherlands, as regards his combination with the likes of Memphis Depay and others.

Since the Dutchman hasn’t been able to establish himself at Anfield, especially when he hasn’t lived up to the expectations of the fans.

He’s expected to use the international games to boost his performance, because he’s part of the Dutch starting XI.

However, he’s kind of unlucky, contacting an infection ahead of the team’s 2024 Euro qualification match against France on Friday.

In all fairness, the Les Blues have the upper-hand in the game, because the Netherlands are kind of weak offensively.

Of course, Ronald Koeman will have to do everything to balance the team before Friday, because France aren’t a joke.

Liverpool will be facing Manchester City after the ongoing international break, with Chelsea and Arsenal coming after that.

Obviously, the Reds need Cody Gakpo to be hale and hearty before April. Nevertheless, Jurgen Klopp has enough reinforcements in his squad.

Simply put, Cody Gakpo left the Netherlands national team due to a virus, making him unavailable to face France on Friday.

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