Liverpool assistant boss Pep Lijnders claims Jurgen Klopp has been dazzled by Takumi Minamino’s capacity to get one-v-one with the goalkeeper.
The Reds are in Carabao Cup motion tonight, taking over Norwich Metropolis after a 3-0 Premier League win over Crystal Palace.
With so many video games on the horizon, Liverpool boss Klopp could effectively rotate his facet for tonight’s recreation.
Minamino will probably be one participant determined for an opportunity as he appears to be like to get his Liverpool profession off the bottom.
Minamino but to function for Liverpool this season
Japanese worldwide Minamino returned to Liverpool this summer time after a mortgage spell at Southampton earlier this yr.
The 26-year-old scored twice in 10 video games for the Saints, exhibiting some promise.
Minamino featured for Liverpool in pre-season, however has but to make a aggressive look this time period.
Minamino was on the bench for Liverpool in opposition to Palace, however he went unused.
Tonight’s recreation looks like the perfect time to play Minamino, who hasn’t fairly lived as much as his billing at Anfield.
Klopp impressed with Minamino
Klopp’s assistant Pep Lijnders has now told the Liverpool Echo that the Reds boss has been impressed with Minamino.
Minamino’s capacity to undergo one-v-one with the goalkeeper appears to have impressed the German.
Minamino doesn’t have blistering tempo, however his motion means he’s nonetheless capable of get by means of on purpose.
Lijnders believes the most effective is but to come back from Minamino, who’s now ‘good to go’ after an damage with Japan.
“Taki had a very good pre-season and it was actually necessary for him having gone to Southampton,” mentioned Lijnders. “It was a superb resolution for him to have a full pre-season with us. He made an influence and we have been actually keen about him.”
“Then he had a small situation with the nationwide workforce, he was not 100% match however he’s again now and good to go. We’re actually completely satisfied that he’s a part of our workforce.”
“Jurgen mentioned ‘wow, the quantity of occasions Taki goes one-v-one in opposition to the goalkeeper’ and I mentioned it exhibits you don’t want tremendous, tremendous velocity to be one-v-one in opposition to the goalkeeper. He’s a really pure, clever mover. That’s what we’d like. He has good timing to maneuver in behind, good mixture play when the gamers are near him. He solely can change into higher. That’s what we like. That’s why we purchased him, as a result of we noticed the potential not the top product,” he added.
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