Liverpool cruised to a win against Norwich on Tuesday night. There were two main candidates for the MOTM award. But who was the worthy winner?
Takumi Minamino and Caoimhin Kelleher both played key parts in the win at Carrow Road. Minamino scored a brace with two clinical finishes and Kelleher saved a penalty, and made key saves throughout the match.
For me, Minamino edged it and deserved to be rightly named MOTM. His brace on top of Divock Origi's header, ultimately won Liverpool the game. Neither of his goals were easy chances, especially his second where he had to get the ball past the defender and goalkeeper.
Since arriving from RB Leipzig for a fee in the region of £7.25million, he has made little impact at Anfield. However, after playing regular football at times last season, who knows what this year could bring for Minamino.
After a decent loan spell at Southampton, I think we are seeing a more confident and comfortable player there. As we have previously seen his finishing is very good - it's just his strength and hold up play he needs to work on. If he can improve that then he's definitely destined for a big season ahead.
Those two goals mean that Minamino now has six goals in all competitions for the Reds. Could the out of favour Japanese number 18 be back on course to play a key role for Klopp this campaign?
Despite playing the full ninety minutes on Tuesday, that was Minamino's first minutes of the season. Yes, he did impress but there's still a long way to go to displace a member of the front three.