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Liverpool’s ‘coach’s dream’ Takumi Minamino joins Monaco in £15.5m deal

‘Coach’s dream’ Takumi Minamino joins Liverpool’s Monaco in £15.5m deal after a fruitful two and a half years at Anfield for the Japan international

  • Takumi Minamino scored 14 goals in 55 appearances for the Reds after joining in 2020
  • The Japan international has won all three of England’s top domestic trophies
  • Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp described Minamino as a coach’s dream
  • He joins Philippe Clement’s team in Monaco, which finished third in Ligue 1 last season.

Liverpool’s Takumi Minamino has joined Monaco on a deal worth £15.5 million.

The Japan international has scored 14 goals in 55 appearances for the Reds and has won all three of English football’s major trophies.

He was also loaned to Southampton for half of the 2020/21 season, scoring twice in 11 games.

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Takumi Minamino has scored 14 goals in 55 appearances for Liverpool since joining the club in 2020

Minamino could boast an impressive amount of trophies before arriving at Anfield after winning six consecutive Austrian League titles with RB Salzburg.

The 27-year-old was a favorite of Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, who described him as a ‘coaching dream’ and ‘a person who helps set standards’.

A statement from the club announcing the winger’s departure said: “Minamino is leaving Liverpool and has left a lasting impression on team-mates, coaches and the club’s honors list.

The Japan international has won all three of England's major domestic trophies with the Reds

The Japan international has 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 the best of luck in the next chapter of his career.”

He now joins Philippe Clement’s team in Monaco, who finished third in Ligue 1 last season.

Fans hope Minamino can match his talent for winning trophies as Monaco seeks to end PSG’s dominance in French football.

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