Liverpool winger Takumi Minamino has been praised by numerous Reds fans for comments he made reflecting on his first half-season with the club.
The Japan international arrived from Red Bull Salzburg in January and has made 14 appearances for the Reds so far, earning a Premier League winner’s medal in the process, but has yet to score or set up a goal for Jurgen Klopp’s side.
In an interview with Japanese media outlet Super Soccer [via Liverpool Echo], the 25-year-old said: “We could win the league and I am so happy I could experience that. But I wanted to have goals or assists. I pay a lot of attention to them, so it’s regrettable that I couldn’t achieve it.” Those quotes were later shared by @AnfieldWatch on Twitter.
Takumi Minamino: “We could win the league and I am so happy I could experience that. But I wanted to have goals or assists. I pay a lot of attention to them, so it's regrettable that I couldn't achieve it.” #lfclive pic.twitter.com/rlzUD45qj3
— Anfield Watch (@AnfieldWatch) August 21, 2020
While Minamino has yet to get off the mark for Liverpool, he has so far had limited opportunities to break his duck, starting just two league games and being restricted to 494 minutes of game-time since his mid-season move.
The Japanese winger has previously earned plaudits from some Reds supporters after admitting in March that he didn’t want to use moving to a new country as an excuse for failing to find the net. He also came in for praise from some fans for his performances towards the end of the Merseysiders’ league-winning campaign.
Will Takumi Minamino prove to be a success for Liverpool?
These Liverpool fans on Twitter commended Minamino for his determination to become a more prolific presence in Klopp’s squad over the coming season:
Goes a long way that attitude lad https://t.co/QOH4jT7pxu
— Brian Melia (@BrianMelia19) August 21, 2020
This is the attitude we want Taki-Sama! You will become bigger than Park Ji-sung 🤞🏾🤞🏾🤞🏾🔥🔥🔥
— Shaakir Hassan (@Kiro_LFC) August 21, 2020
He is gonna smash it this year! Fitness and time to bond with the team. He will be a player!
— Adam Bennett (@AdamBen58971146) August 21, 2020
He’ll surely get the opportunity this time around,, Make sure his contribution matters.
— El-Kloppico (Nad_Mk) (@NadMk2) August 21, 2020
Not gonna lie! I love that this is his attitude. Didn’t overly celebrate because he didn’t fee he contributed. Can only bode well moving forward. Looked sharp the end of the season game.
— Brian Graydon (@TheOnlyBrianG) August 21, 2020
You will get your chance Taki! Make sure you grab it!
— OzKop (@Isen_Goga) August 21, 2020
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