£120k p/w Liverpool Star slammed for diving


BBC pundit Chris Sutton has slammed Liverpool striker Cody Gakpo after making an attempt to win a penalty on the weekend with a dive.

What’s new on Cody Gakpo and Liverpool?

It was an enormous recreation for the Reds on Saturday lunchtime as they sought to salvage what was left of their disastrous Premier League season.

Nevertheless, issues did not fairly go as deliberate for Jurgen Klopp and his gamers. Regardless of taking the lead by Mo Salah, Manchester Metropolis beat their opponents 4-1. That loss on the Etihad leaves Liverpool eighth within the league, 22 factors behind Pep Guardiola and co.


And whereas speaking in regards to the recreation on the BBC 606 radio present, Sutton spoke of 1 second particularly that actually upset him.

Certainly, he defined (42:55): “The winner of this week’s simulation recreation – the prize participant, who you do not wish to win – Cody Gakpo.

“Come on, cease it. Dutch diver. It was one of many worst I’ve seen. Come on. He is higher than that.”

How unhealthy was Cody Gakpo’s dive in opposition to Man Metropolis?

The incident occurred when the 23-year-old bumped into the field after a poor play by Manuel Akanji. Gakpo took a foul contact himself, nevertheless, and threw himself to the bottom when Nathan Ake challenged for the ball.

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It was clearly not a penalty and followers watching the sport from house additionally took be aware of the incident, blaming the participant for his “pathetic dive” (through The Solar).

Gakpo is new to the Premier League having joined PSV solely within the winter switch window – incomes a wage of £120,000 every week – however might want to do higher than he did on the weekend to win all of the neutrals.


The Dutchman at the least did sufficient to spare himself any main criticism of his supervisor together with his general efficiency. Certainly, when he spoke to the press after the match, Gakpo was one in every of 4 Liverpool gamers to be praised by Klopp for his efforts.

The German supervisor mentioned: “We had about 4 performances, each midfielders had been OK, Hendo and Fab labored laborious to attempt to shut the gaps. Cody, particularly in possession and Ali after all.”

Nonetheless, Gakpo will doubtless suppose twice earlier than throwing himself to the bottom so simply subsequent time round – in any other case he might quickly achieve an undesirable status as one of the theatrical gamers within the league.


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