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Liverpool legend Fowler: No reason to write off Gakpo

Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler is confident Cody Gakpo will prove his quality.

The former PSV striker has had a slow start to his Anfield career.

But Fowler told the Liverpool Echo: "Look it's been a bit tough for him.

"He's come in and he's still trying to find his feet and in terms of playing out of position, he's played in a few already.

"But if you look at where he's played recently and at the World Cup he's played in a number of positions anyway, so he's done remarkably well. In terms of the Premier League, it's a big thing. The speed and the pressure of playing in the Premier League is totally different to anywhere else.

"Add that to the pressure playing for Liverpool as well and not every player can adapt [immediately] to playing for Liverpool because you talk about the mental side of the game and the mentality of a Liverpool player has to be spot on.

"For the life of me I am not questioning his mentality to play for Liverpool but they are a team that have had the very best people coming into the club and they have done so much due diligence in bringing him in, so you don't write him off yet, you don't write any player off."

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