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‘Coach’s dream’ Takumi Minamino joins Monaco from Liverpool in a £15.5m deal after a fruitful two-and-a-half years at Anfield for the Japan international
- Takumi Minamino scored 14 goals in 55 games for the Reds after joining in 2020
- The Japan international won all three of England’s major domestic trophies
- Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp described Minamino as a ‘coach’s dream’
- He will join Phillipe Clement’s Monaco side that came third in Ligue 1 last season
Liverpool’s Takumi Minamino has joined Monaco in a deal worth £15.5m.
The Japan international scored 14 goals in 55 appearances for the Reds and won all three of English football’s major trophies.
He also spent half of the 2020/21 season on loan at Southampton, scoring twice in 11 games.
Takumi Minamino scored 14 goals in 55 games for Liverpool since joining the club in 2020
Minamino boasted an impressive trophy haul before arriving at Anfield after winning six consecutive Austrian League titles with RB Salzburg.
The 27-year-old was a favourite of Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp, who described him as a ‘coach’s dream’ and ‘a person who helps set out standards.’
A statement released by the club announcing the winger’s departure said: ‘Minamino departs Liverpool having left a lasting impression on teammates, coaches and the club’s honours list.
The Japan international won all three of England’s major domestic trophies with the Reds
‘Everyone at LFC would like to thank Taki for his contributions and wish him every success in the next chapter of his career.’
He will now join Phillipe Clement’s Monaco side that finished 3rd in Ligue 1 last season.
Fans will be hoping Minamino can replicate his knack for winning trophies as Monaco look to end PSG’s dominance in French football.