Pundit praised 24-year-old Liverpool forward for his “wonderful” display


Pundit Martin Keown praised Liverpool forward Cody Gakpo as the Dutch International has been in “wonderful” form in this current campaign.

However, Keown also believes the fact thing haven’t “really clicked yet” for Gakpo at Anfield. The pundit was comparing the attacking line-up of Liverpool and Arsenal, two teams with pretty lethal attacks.

Reds have the likes of Cody Gakpo, Mohamed Salah, Luis Diaz, Darwin Nunez and Diego Jota in their ranks. Whereas Arsenal comprises of Gabriel Martinelli, Bukayo Saka, Leandro Trossard, Gabriel Jesus and Eddie Nketiah.

Pundit stated about both the clubs front lines

According to talkSPORT, Pundit Martin Keown was speaking to Jim White as they were discussing the forward lines of both the clubs. He said :-

“If we just look at the names and we look at those players individually, you could say that.

“But not if they don’t go out and perform, not if they don’t show some consistency.

“You look at it, Gakpo, a wonderful talent – hasn’t really clicked yet. Jota has been injured for quite a lot of his time at Liverpool.

“Diaz has dealt with some really difficult things this season hasn’t he. We know that his father was kidnapped, what a horrific thing to go through.

“Nunez, incredible talent, but hit and miss in front of goal. So that needs to settle, if he really clicks then that looks good.

“Salah’s the one proven player, done it, he’s been there.”

Despite praising Arsenal, Keown is quite harsh to criticise Liverpool, specially their front-line. Reds forwards are quite ahead of Gunners counterparts so far this campaign.

For instance, no Arsenal player have scored more six goals this season, whereas Salah is already in double figures. Hence, for the time being, Liverpool frontline is quite ahead of Arsenal’s attack.

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