Liverpool completed the signing of Takumi Minamino, Japanese International from RB Salzburg.
Liverpool triggered the Japanese international’s release clause of £7.25M.
Minamino will be Liverpool’s first ever Japanese player.
Minamino, 24 year old, netted 63 goals in 192 appearances for RB Salzburg.
He is a versatile player who can play as an attacking midfielder in a no.10 position as well as a winger who will be wearing no.18 at the back of his jersey.
Minamino solidified his postion in Japan’s national team in the last two years by adding 11 goals in 20 games since the beginning of 2018, entering the fold in 2015.
Jurgen Klopp had his eyes on the Japanese play-maker for quite some time and Liverpool had been monitoring him for a few seasons.
It all came together with his stunning performances against Liverpool in the Champions League, especially at Anfield.
With the rules changed by the UEFA body about 18 or so months ago, Minamino will be part of the Liverpool squad in the Champions League when the knock out stages start in February 2020.
Minamino will add an extra flare in Liverpool’s attack as Klopp looks to strengthen his squad furthermore.
He’s been a bargain up until now for the amount paid and his performances overall and under Klopp he can be a real superstar in the making with age on his side.
He joined up with the squad on 1st January, had some sessions with the squad.
And he trained with the squad.
He is set in contention to make his debut against bitter rivals Everton in F.A Cup 3rd round tie at Anfield.
The stage is set for Takumi Minamino.
It is highly like for Liverpool and Klopp to add furthermore to the squad, we will keep you posted.