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Minamino laments lack of goal contribution in Liverpool’s title success

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Takumi Minamino is delighted to have won the Premier League title with Liverpool but regrets not playing enough part in it.

Takumi Minamino became the first and only signing of the previous winter transfer window for Liverpool when he completed an €8.5 million move from RB Salzburg on 1st January.

The Japanese forward went on to make 10 appearances in the Premier League, which got him the winners’ medal in a historic campaign for Liverpool.

He ended 2019/20 with a notable tally of nine goals and 11 assists from 36 games across all competitions. However, none of his goals or assists came in a Liverpool shirt.

“We won the league and I am so happy I could experience that,” Minamino told Super Soccer.

“But I wanted to have goals or assists. I pay a lot of attention to them, so it’s regrettable that I couldn’t achieve it.”

With the likes of Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah in the team, it is hard for Minamino to get consistent playing time. However, he trusts Jurgen Klopp and is confident that his chance will come.

“In our team, players who can’t play in a match never speak ill of him. He watches the training of substitute players from beginning to end. To players who are in good condition, he says ‘you have a chance in the next match’,” the 25-year old added.

“He is fair minded. We could feel it, so we think we have a chance if we work hard. That’s an amazing thing.”