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Takumi Minamino was Never for Sale This Summer

Despite reports in the summer, it seems like Liverpool never wanted to sell Takumi Minamino in the previous window.

Selling players, that's all we heard last summer from journalists. 'If Liverpool can sell strikers they will sign a striker'. It seemed never endless.

However, a moment came when a striker was finally sold and Liverpool fans were excited for a new signing.

Xherdan Shaqiri Lyon

Despite selling Xherdan Shaqiri, Liverpool journalists continued to say that more players needed to be sold for another signing.

The obvious contenders for being let go were Takumi Minamino and Divock Origi. 

Neither ended up being sold but there were a lot rumours about both leaving during the last weeks of the transfer window.

Divock Origi

Now that both are in Klopp's squad for the foreseeable future, he might as well give them both some game time and that's exactly what he did in the third round of the Carabao Cup.

To a lot of fans' surprise, the duo scored on their return to the starting XI. However, one player impressed much more.

Takumi Minamino really turned on the style during the Norwich game, scoring a brace and looking cool and composed in front of goal.

Takumi Minamino

This is what Liverpool fans expected from the Japanese international when he first signed. We have seen flashes of what he is capable of but he's yet to get a run in the first team squad.

Despite being linked with a move away this summer, according to James Pearce of The Athletic, Klopp was never thinking about letting Minamino go this summer.

Pearce said; "Takumi Minamino was never available for transfer this summer because Jurgen Klopp believed he would return to Merseyside and belatedly prove his worth. Klopp was convinced he would benefit greatly from a full pre-season this time around. "

Hopefully this can be a turning point for Minamino and he can show his worth to Klopp and the Liverpool fans!