The new Liverpool player threatens Salah by turning him into a “substitute”

The arrival of the Dutchman Cody Gakbo to the Liverpool team will affect the position of the Egyptian international, Mohamed Salah, in the team and his playing minutes, due to the German coach Jurgen Klopp’s access to more offensive options and plans.

Liverpool began the winter transfer market by contracting with the player who starred in the last World Cup, scoring 3 goals in 5 matches, for 45 million pounds sterling, according to press reports, after fierce competition with his compatriot Manchester United.

A report published by the newspaper “Mirror” on Wednesday stated that Gakpo will give Klopp more comfort in dealing with his offensive line, which has an average of 2.06 goals per game during the current season of the English Premier League.

The report added that Liverpool is still suffering in the left wing position that Sadio Mane occupied before his departure, so contracting with the Dutchman was a priority, especially after the injuries of Luis Diaz and Diogo Jota, which showed that Liverpool lacked offensive depth.

And he continued: There is a mystery that will begin to appear in front of Klopp when the recovery of all his injured players is complete. He may tend to rely on Gakbo in the position of the outright striker while keeping Nunez on the bench, Salah on the right and Diaz on the left, or for Gakbo to play in the Diaz position and compare Nunez and Firmino in the attack. .

The report also indicated that the presence of Gakpo may allow Klopp to rotate more among the front players, keep Salah on the bench and give him more comfort, especially since the captain of the Egyptian national team will turn 31 next summer, but the existing problem will remain that none of the attacking players. His main position is on the right wing, with the exception of Salah, and Jota or Gakpo himself may occupy this role.

He concluded: Jakobo’s arrival may change the entire 4-3-3 plan, especially since the 23-year-old is good at playing in the number 10 position, keeping Salah and Nunez as central strikers, and what is certain is that Liverpool will not suffer from attack injuries as he suffered in the first half of the season. Present.

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