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      Takumi Minamino Player Thread

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      Takumi Minamino Player Thread
      Dec 19, 2019 07:59:22 am
      Happy with this. Very.

      Welcome to the greatest club on the planet.

      https://twitter.com/LFC/status/1207570768655245313?s=19

      https://twitter.com/LFC/status/1207572100350918657?s=19

      Liverpool FC agree deal to sign Takumi Minamino


      James Carroll@James_Carroll84

      Liverpool Football Club can confirm an agreement has been reached with Red Bull Salzburg for the transfer of Takumi Minamino.

      The Japan international forward will officially become a Reds player on January 1 after he finalised personal terms and passed a medical on Merseyside on Wednesday.

      Minamino told Liverpoolfc.com: “It has been a dream, my dream to become a Liverpool player. And I’m so excited that the moment has come true.

      “To play in the Premier League was one of my targets. I think this is the top-class league in the world; I was thinking if my career as a footballer progressed smoothly, someday I would be able to play in the Premier League.

      “But I never thought I would be able to play in this team and I’m really happy about it. I’m looking forward to it.”

      Minamino has faced Liverpool twice this season while lining up for Salzburg in the Champions League group-stage encounters.

      Indeed, the 24-year-old was on the scoresheet in the meeting at Anfield in October when he struck to help the Austrian side fight back from three goals down to draw level at 3-3 before Mohamed Salah netted a winner.

      More recently, Minamino completed the 90 minutes for Salzburg as the Reds secured a place in the last 16 of the Champions League with a 2-0 victory at Red Bull Arena on December 10.

      “From those games I learned this team has such a high level of technique and intensity,” he added.

      “Their football is of such a high level and I did feel that they were the champions of the Champions League. Feeling that, it makes me feel even happier that I can play in this team. I’m really happy to be part of that team.

      “My target is to win the Premier League and the Champions League, and to make good contributions to the team.”

      In moving to Anfield, he brings an end to his five-year spell with Die Mozartstädter, whom he joined from Cerezo Osaka in January 2015.

      In total, Minamino made 199 appearances for Salzburg, scoring 64 goals, while he has earned 22 caps for Japan and netted 11 times since making his debut in October 2015

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      Re: Takumi Minamino Player Thread
      Reply #1: Dec 19, 2019 08:31:54 am
      'A wonderful signing' - Jürgen Klopp on Takumi Minamino


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      Jürgen Klopp expects 'proper team player' Takumi Minamino to make a seamless transition to life at Liverpool after sealing his move from Red Bull Salzburg.

      The Japan international will join the Reds on January 1, 2020 having completed a medical and signed a long-term contract with the European champions on Wednesday.

      He will arrive at Anfield having won the Austrian title every year since he moved to Salzburg in 2015, scored 64 goals in 199 appearances, and caught the eye of the continent with his performances in this season’s Champions League – including a strike against Klopp’s team.

      And the Liverpool manager believes Minamino’s development at Salzburg, where Naby Keita and Sadio Mane also had spells earlier in their careers, makes him well-tuned to the requirements for the Reds.

      “This is fabulous news – a wonderful signing. We are really, really happy about this,” Klopp told Liverpoolfc.com.

      “Our supporters have had the chance to see him close up recently so I don’t need to sing too loudly about his qualities as they are already known.

      “Takumi is a very quick, very clever player, he finds space between the lines. He is brave with the ball but also brave without the ball – a proper team player. He makes the best of himself for the benefit of others.

      “His Champions League experience is a big bonus and coming from the club and organisation he does, we know he’ll be well coached, used to an elite environment and had all the right experiences.

      “It is fantastic work by our football operations team in how they’ve handled this transfer. Michael Edwards and the team deserve a lot of credit.

      “It’s not hard to see why Salzburg is a favoured destination for players with real talent and hunger. From our experiences dealing with, and facing, Salzburg on and off the pitch in recent months, their reputation as a benchmark modern European club will only grow.

      “I’m sure all the Liverpool supporters will go out of their way to make Takumi feel at home in our amazing city and club.

      “I am also pretty sure as of now we have added to our numbers of the LFC family in Japan specifically. For those who follow us now because we have one of the country’s most exciting talents, I say welcome – it’s a special club to be part of.”

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      Re: Takumi Minamino Player Thread
      Reply #2: Dec 19, 2019 08:54:43 am
      He really looks the part in our kit doesn't he?

      What an unexpected and exciting signing can't wait to see Takumi in action for us.

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      Re: Takumi Minamino Player Thread
      Reply #3: Dec 19, 2019 09:12:55 am
      Happy with this. Very.

      Welcome to the greatest club on the planet.

      https://twitter.com/LFC/status/1207570768655245313?s=19

      https://twitter.com/LFC/status/1207572100350918657?s=19

      Liverpool FC agree deal to sign Takumi Minamino


      James Carroll@James_Carroll84

      Liverpool Football Club can confirm an agreement has been reached with Red Bull Salzburg for the transfer of Takumi Minamino.

      The Japan international forward will officially become a Reds player on January 1 after he finalised personal terms and passed a medical on Merseyside on Wednesday.

      Minamino told Liverpoolfc.com: “It has been a dream, my dream to become a Liverpool player. And I’m so excited that the moment has come true.

      “To play in the Premier League was one of my targets. I think this is the top-class league in the world; I was thinking if my career as a footballer progressed smoothly, someday I would be able to play in the Premier League.

      “But I never thought I would be able to play in this team and I’m really happy about it. I’m looking forward to it.”

      Minamino has faced Liverpool twice this season while lining up for Salzburg in the Champions League group-stage encounters.

      Indeed, the 24-year-old was on the scoresheet in the meeting at Anfield in October when he struck to help the Austrian side fight back from three goals down to draw level at 3-3 before Mohamed Salah netted a winner.

      More recently, Minamino completed the 90 minutes for Salzburg as the Reds secured a place in the last 16 of the Champions League with a 2-0 victory at Red Bull Arena on December 10.

      “From those games I learned this team has such a high level of technique and intensity,” he added.

      “Their football is of such a high level and I did feel that they were the champions of the Champions League. Feeling that, it makes me feel even happier that I can play in this team. I’m really happy to be part of that team.

      “My target is to win the Premier League and the Champions League, and to make good contributions to the team.”

      In moving to Anfield, he brings an end to his five-year spell with Die Mozartstädter, whom he joined from Cerezo Osaka in January 2015.

      In total, Minamino made 199 appearances for Salzburg, scoring 64 goals, while he has earned 22 caps for Japan and netted 11 times since making his debut in October 2015

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      Me too mate. I think hes gonna be a superstar.
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      Re: Takumi Minamino Player Thread
      Reply #4: Dec 19, 2019 09:17:18 am
      Welcome Takumi to The Greatest Club on The Planet! Thrive!
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      Re: Takumi Minamino Player Thread
      Reply #5: Dec 19, 2019 09:22:51 am
      first of to our recruitment DEPT 10 out of 10 how did they pull this one off for £7.5mil .
      Secondly looks every inch a Liverpool/Jürgen type of player he is going to be a perfect fit.
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      Re: Takumi Minamino Player Thread
      Reply #6: Dec 19, 2019 09:24:49 am
      Welcome to the the club..

      Made up with this signing & cant wait to see Minamino play soon...

      We got us a bit of a rhyme going....

      Fabinho to Firmino to Minamino.. .goalino...😂
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      Re: Takumi Minamino Player Thread
      Reply #7: Dec 19, 2019 09:28:00 am
      We can sell more merchandise in Japan now, especially shirts. Our first East Asian player isn’t it?
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      Re: Takumi Minamino Player Thread
      Reply #8: Dec 19, 2019 09:29:09 am
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      Reply #9: Dec 19, 2019 09:37:07 am
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      Re: Takumi Minamino Player Thread
      Reply #10: Dec 19, 2019 09:43:30 am
      YESSS

      Welcome to the club Minamino

      Mino Mane Mo!

       ;D
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      Re: Takumi Minamino Player Thread
      Reply #11: Dec 19, 2019 09:45:51 am
      Looks like a real bargain, proving you do not have to spend big to sign a quality player, unlike other premiership clubs.
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      Reply #12: Dec 19, 2019 10:11:50 am
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      Re: Takumi Minamino Player Thread
      Reply #13: Dec 19, 2019 10:25:17 am
      Absolute bargain
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      Re: Takumi Minamino Player Thread
      Reply #14: Dec 19, 2019 10:51:26 am
      When you think Edwards and co got us 7.5m for Ryan Kent this deal looks even better. Great bit of business all round.
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      Re: Takumi Minamino Player Thread
      Reply #15: Dec 19, 2019 10:58:53 am
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      Like the sound of that! Looking forward to see him slice the opposition defence ;D
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      Re: Takumi Minamino Player Thread
      Reply #16: Dec 19, 2019 11:24:11 am
      I feel like the world is going to be seriously pissed off with us when this kid becomes a superstar and we only paid 7 and a half for him.

      At that price, one goal against Everton each year and he’d still be worth it.
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      Reply #17: Dec 19, 2019 11:28:26 am
      BOOM !

      Welcome to LFC.
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      Re: Takumi Minamino Player Thread
      Reply #18: Dec 19, 2019 11:34:06 am
      I'm very happy he signed but given that Shaqiri struggles to start and Keita and Ox are doing great, I think we won't see much of him this season unless we need to rest the front 3. Hopefully it means Lallana is on his way out.

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      Re: Takumi Minamino Player Thread
      Reply #19: Dec 19, 2019 11:39:47 am
      Welcome to the club! That fee will be a massive bargain.
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      Re: Takumi Minamino Player Thread
      Reply #20: Dec 19, 2019 11:55:47 am
      I'm very happy he signed but given that Shaqiri struggles to start and Keita and Ox are doing great, I think we won't see much of him this season unless we need to rest the front 3. Hopefully it means Lallana is on his way out.



      Of course we will see him play, he can fill in for Mane, Bobby and/or Shaq. This is a vital signing for us.
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      Re: Takumi Minamino Player Thread
      Reply #21: Dec 19, 2019 12:06:43 pm
      I'm very happy he signed but given that Shaqiri struggles to start and Keita and Ox are doing great, I think we won't see much of him this season unless we need to rest the front 3. Hopefully it means Lallana is on his way out.



      He won't be playing the same role as Ox or Keita.
      He'll play in the front 3, probably to give Firmino some rest in a busy period, in the forward role that Ox had been shoehorned into.
      Win Win. Ox goes back into the midfield. Firmino gets a breather.
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      Re: Takumi Minamino Player Thread
      Reply #22: Dec 19, 2019 12:10:23 pm
      Just woke up to this, fantastic news.

      Welcome to LFC!
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      Re: Takumi Minamino Player Thread
      Reply #23: Dec 19, 2019 01:27:11 pm
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      Re: Takumi Minamino Player Thread
      Reply #24: Dec 19, 2019 02:28:42 pm
      how did they pull this one off for £7.5mil .

      Release clause ;).

      But seriously, very happy with this signing. When we played them both times I thought would like to see us go for him.

      Lots of potential to become boss for us. No pressure of a massive transfer fee either

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