Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl says Liverpool are “not fully sad” with how Takumi Minamino is progressing on his loan interval.
Japan international player Anfield arrived in January 2020 as an fascinating sign. Though impressed within the Champions League against Liverpool, it was largely unknown. However within the midst of informal recreation time, he struggled in his first year discovering a regular function in Jurgen Klopp’s association.
As such, he left on loan to Southampton in January. He made a right away impression, netting his first look in a 3-2 loss to Newcastle.
Since then, Minamino has made 5 extra appearances, taking part in 323 minutes and scoring one other goal.
The Klopp Reds boss has insisted he has a long-term plan for Minamino in Liverpool. Officers from the membership have subsequently saved in regular contact with the Saints about his progress.
Hasenhuttl has certainly revealed that he has had renewed negotiations with Liverpool, which has left them content material.
“We had communications this week, somebody right here at our membership to have a look at, we mentioned his point of view, mentioned his growth, and they weren’t fully sad,” the manager advised reporters (by way of the Liverpool Echo).
“He has a number of taking part in time to this point.
He hasn’t had as a lot within the last two video games, however I am certain within the last six video games he may also have alternatives to play.
“He trains well, he is an excellent a part of the team, he is knowledgeable player, an excellent mindset, an excellent character.
“I am certain he’ll have much more minutes to play till the end of the season and then we’ll take a look at what we’re doing.”
Minamino has Liverpool battles
Minamino, who has 13 goals in 28 video games for Japan, made his first Liverpool look within the FA Cup last January.
He made 10 Premier League appearances last season, however all however 242 minutes.
He has largely struggled to suit behind Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Diogo Jota.
Nevertheless, Klopp has confronted criticism for not giving him extra alternative; the three regular forwards have suffered a fall, whereas Jota has been injured.
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