Players - Cody Gakpo

Cody Gakpo
Birthdate: 7 May 1999
Birthplace: Eindhoven, Netherlands
Other clubs: Jong PSV (2016-18), PSV Eindhoven (2018-23)
Bought from: PSV Eindhoven
Signed for LFC: £44m, 03.01.2023
International debut: 21.06.2021 vs. North Macedonia
International caps: 14/6 (09.12.2022)
Last appearance: 21.01.2023
Contract expiry: 30.06.2028
Win ratio: 25% W:1 D:2 L:1
League games / goals: 2 / 0
Total games / goals: 4 / 0

Player Profile

Cody Gakpo was just eight years old when he joined PSV Eindhoven's academy in 2007. He progressed through the ranks and in 2016/17 made his debut for Jong PSV, the club's reserve side who were then playing in the second tier of Dutch football. Gakpo went on to score 17 goals in 26 appearances for Jong PSV before making the breakthrough to the first team in 2018/19. He played all 25 of PSV's league games in the Covid hit 2019/20 season, which the Dutch FA abandoned rather than resume behind closed doors. He made an impressive contribution, with seven goals and seven assists. 

After another impressive season in 2020/21, Gakpo was called up to the Netherlands squad for the delayed Euro 2020 Championship despite not having played for the national side. He made his debut as a 79th minute substitute in the third group game against North Macedonia. Gakpo scored the winning goal in the 2022 Dutch Cup final, in which PSV beat Ajax 2-1. He was named Dutch footballer of the year and was a key figure of the World Cup squad, scoring in all three group games. On 28 December 2022 it was announced that Liverpool had agreed a five and a half year contract with Gakpo and he would formally join the Reds once the January transfer window opened.
Appearances per season
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 2 2 0 0 0 4
2022-2023 2 2 0 0 0 4
A more detailed look at the player's appearances
Apps Minutes Opponent
2 149 Wolves
1 90 Brighton & Hove Albion
1 82 Chelsea
Total Started/substitutions
4 Started
0 On the bench
0 Substitute
3 Substituted
Total Venue
2 Away
2 Home
Total Competition
2 FA Cup
2 Premier League
Total W D L Win % Manager
4 1 2 1 25% Jürgen Klopp
Milestone Appearances
# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 07.01.2023 Wolves Anfield FA Cup
Other Clubs
Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Jong PSV 2016-2017 Netherlands 2 2 0 2 0
Jong PSV 2017-2018 Netherlands 2 12 7 12 7
PSV Eindhoven 2017-2018 Netherlands 1 1 0 1 0
Jong PSV 2018-2019 Netherlands 2 21 0 21 0
PSV Eindhoven 2018-2019 Netherlands 1 16 1 19 2
PSV Eindhoven 2019-2020 Netherlands 1 35 7 49 8
PSV Eindhoven 2020-2021 Netherlands 1 23 7 29 11
PSV Eindhoven 2021-2022 Netherlands 1 27 12 47 21
PSV Eindhoven 2022-2023 Netherlands 1 14 9 24 13
Total 151 43 204 62