“I won’t forget his first words” – ENGLISH FOOTBALL
by: Adam Smith
2nd February 2020
Liverpool newcomer Takumi Minamino has revealed how the first conversation with coach Jurgen Klopp went after joining the Premier League leaders.
“I will not forget his words,” Minamino said in an interview with Sky Sports He added: “Two or three days after I came to the club, he told me to play the way I wanted to.”
Klopp’s confidence in him made it much easier for the Japanese to get used to the Reds: “I was very happy that he said that. In the locker room, he is very good at motivating the players. That’s why I wanted to convert that motivation into performance at every training session and at the games,” added the 25-year-old.
Minamino had been signed from Salzburg earlier this year and has been on the pitch in three games for Liverpool since then. The attacking player played his first Premier League game last week.