By Alan Hutton

17th Nov, 2022 | 8:08am

Liverpool backed to sign Cody Gakpo after 'big' Jurgen Klopp claim - pundit

Alan Hutton has claimed Jurgen Klopp will have a “big say” in transfers at Liverpool.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Tottenham and Aston Villa right-back praised Klopp’s relationship with the Reds’ recruitment team.

According to Italian outlet Calciomercato (15 November), the Merseysiders are in pole position to sign PSV Eindhoven winger Cody Gakpo.

The 23-year-old is set to leave the Eredivisie club at the end of the season despite his contract running until 2026.

Speaking to Dutch outlet NOS (12 November), Gakpo said it would be an honour to play for a club like Liverpool.

The Netherlands international also confirmed he will be ready to leave PSV at the end of the season.

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When asked how much of a say Klopp will have in the transfer and future signings, Hutton told Football Insider: “In terms of Klopp I think he will have a big say to be quite honest.

Their recruitment has been brilliant there is no getting away from that. They have made really good additions to the squad. I think that will be no different moving forward.

I have seen Gakpo play quite a lot, obviously against Rangers. His goal involvements, assists, physically he is a good size. He is built for the Premier League so it does not surprise me that they are looking at someone like him.

But I am pretty sure Klopp has got a really good relationship with the recruitment team and will have a big say in whoever comes in.

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