Liverpool fans exploded with delight on Thursday after the club confirmed the signing of RB Salzburg midfielder Takumi Minamino.
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The Japan international will officially become a Reds player on 1st January 2020 after finalising his personal terms and completing his medical on Wednesday.
Minamino is familiar with Jurgen Klopp’s side, having faced them twice in the Champions League group stages and scored during his side’s 4-3 defeat against the Merseyside club.
While he begins life at Anfield, he brings to an end his long-term spell at RB Salzburg after five years at the Austrian outfit. He scored 64 goals in 199 appearances for Dir Mozartstader and has earned 22 caps for his country.
Klopp wanted to bolster his attacking line and Minamino can play in any position within the front three, with his preferred role being on the right-hand side.
Supporters were ecstatic about the club’s announcement and made their feelings clear on social media. One Twitter user even suggested that the club have now finally replaced Philippe Coutinho.
Here you will find some of the many delighted comments from Liverpool fans:
— ERI עור (@EriBigeria) December 19, 2019
Hat trick against Ancelotti’s Everton on his debut incoming pic.twitter.com/FcDCM6t7aH
— Jürgen Meister🇩🇪 (@SS_LFC) December 19, 2019
MINAAAAMINNOOOO!!!! 🔴🔴 pic.twitter.com/GnOgSzAoHv
— Inder (@inderghandial) December 19, 2019
Welcome to Liverpool scouse samurai
— ً (@FourRoIe) December 19, 2019
Siuuuuuuuuuuuu best Asian player in the world 🇯🇵🈚️🈵️🈳️🈯️🈲️
— ً (@Ifcchriss) December 19, 2019
Christmas indeed came early🍾🥂🍾🥂 pic.twitter.com/mcfO6iCIcC
— Amala Tourist/Ambassador☄ (@Savagekizz) December 19, 2019
#TakumiThursday welcome to the greatest club in the world! 🔴❤
— Simran 🌸✨ (@SimranLFC) December 19, 2019
YESSS LET’SSS GOOO TAKUMI THURSDAY
— 🔴 (@ChrisvLFC) December 19, 2019
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