By Seyifunmi Awobiyi
Liverpool forward Cody Gakpo received a warm farewell from the PSV Eindhoven fans on Thursday evening following his exit in the January transfer window.
The Dutchman moved from Eindhoven to join Premier League powerhouse, Liverpool for a fee of £45 million.
Gakpo returned to his boyhood club as a spectator in PSV’s Europa League round of 32 contest against Sevilla in which the Dutch team lost 3-nil on aggregate.
According to Sportbible, the 23-year-old was praised with chants ringing around the Philips Stadion singing “Cody Gakpo – Eindhovenaar!” as he reached the field waving and making heart gestures toward the fans.
Although he was involved in the Reds’ 5-2 loss to Real Madrid at Anfield, Gakpo could not miss his chance for a fairytale tribute.
Gakpo will return to action for his new side against Crystal Palace on Saturday evening.
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