Liverpool Transfers: Why Jurgen Klopp want Salzburg winger Takumi Minamino

Takumi Minamino to Liverpool. Image|Courtesy

Liverpool Manager Jurgen Klopp eyes are shifted to Red Bull Salzburg club in the January transfer window, with winger Takumi Minamino being his focal point.

But what exactly has Klopp spotted in the 24-year-old, whose release clause stands at £7.25m.

The Japan international played against Liverpool in the Champions’ League group matches this season, and has scored nine goals in 22 appearances for Salzburg, with 11 assists.

Imminent reports show that Red Bull Salzburg are in talks with Liverpool concerning Minamino transfer.

Liverpool spotted the winger during their Champions League clash in October, when he scored twice in the Salzburg's 4-3 group stage defeat by Jurgen Klopp's side.

During the return match on Tuesday, Minamino proved a threat in the first half before the Austrian side lost 2-0.

BBC Sports writes, Liverpool have stepped up their pursuit of the 24-year-old because interest in the Japan forward is increasing.

 

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