Dirk Kuyt sends good luck message to Liverpool’s Cody Gakpo

Former Liverpool star Dirk Kuyt has taken to social media on Thursday evening, to send a message of encouragement to fellow countryman Cody Gakpo.

The name of attacker Gakpo has of course taken its place front and centre in the headlines across the week to date.

This comes after the Dutchman, long tipped for a move to Manchester United, was instead snapped up by another of England’s heavyweight clubs.

In something of a bolt from the blue, it was confirmed on Tuesday evening that the transfer team at Anfield had struck a deal with their counterparts at PSV Eindhoven, to bring the in-demand Gakpo to Merseyside with following the turn of the year.

The Dutch international, in turn, could be afforded his debut in Liverpool colours as soon as Monday, in a Premier League meeting with Brentford.

And one individual, as alluded to above, wishing Gakpo well over his time to come on Merseyside comes in the form of Dirk Kuyt.

Taking to his official Twitter account a short time ago, the 23-year-old sent a message of good luck to his compatriot, after Gakpo opted to make use of the same squad number as Kuyt donned during his own playing days at Anfield:

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.

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