Cody Gakpo made his debut for Liverpool at the weekend, following a winter move from PSV. Having impressed for the Netherlands at the World Cup, the hype around the attacker grew and a January transfer became likelier.

After repeat summer efforts from Leeds United, and claims of interest from Manchester United, it was Jurgen Klopp’s side who moved forward for a deal.

Things were tied up quickly, allowing Gakpo to debut on Saturday against Wolves in the FA Cup. His performance was somewhat overshadowed by talk of officiating during the match, but the Dutchman took time to speak to De Telegraaf about the game and his first days as a Liverpool player.

When asked about fans signing You’ll Never Walk Alone before the match, Gakpo said “That felt so good,” and added: “The atmosphere at Anfield has often been discussed, but when you are there as a player yourself, you notice how fantastic it is to play football in this stadium.”

On his own performance, the 23-year-old was happy with some aspects but not so pleased with others: “I think I was able to show good things, but unfortunately I also alternated them with some sloppy moments.”

De Telegraaf believe that such self-criticism shows the ambition the player has, and the high standards he sets for himself.

Gakpo is clearly happy with how he’s been received since moving to Merseyside, telling the Dutch newspaper about his welcome: “The training sessions went well in the days before the match and that made me feel good for my debut. The way in which the team and actually the entire club took care of me played a role in that. I also count the supporters. Everyone was great to me.”