Japanese worldwide Takumi Minamino had admitted that he was stunned when Liverpool loaned him to Southampton in January.
Minamino joined The Reds in January 2020 from RB Salzburg however did not make the wanted impression and in his bid to search for extra taking part in time, he requested nation mate and former defender Maya Yoshida a few transfer to St. Mary’s earlier than making the choice.
“It was the final day (of the switch window) after coaching – round 5 o’clock, I believe. Some guys known as me, and it simply occurred.
“Earlier than the deal was finalized round midnight, I had round half-hour to speak to Maya. I requested him concerning the group, the supervisor and the gamers. He advised me all the pieces, he defined some positives about this group. I spoke with Maya rather a lot,” Minamino said.
Requested why he made the transfer, the striker mentioned that it was purely on getting extra sport time.
“For a soccer participant, taking part in is a very powerful factor. Taking part in extra helps me to get extra confidence again as a participant. I wish to play extra; the extra I’m serving to the group and contributing to wins, the extra my confidence will develop,” he added.
Minamino whose deal was formally confirmed two hours after the January deadline is assumed to not be within the plans of supervisor Jurgen Klopp and has been linked with a transfer to Spain the place a number of golf equipment are mentioned to be interested by his providers.