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Barnsley boss Struber: Minamino will be great for Liverpool

Former RB Salzburg assistant coach Gerhard Struber has no doubt Takumi Minamino will be a success with Liverpool.

Struber considered it a pleasure to work with Minamino during part of his five-year stint at Salzburg, where he scored 64 goals in 199 outings.

"I think he'll be a very, very big advantage for Liverpool," Struber, the current head coach of Championship side Barnsley, tells Liverpoolfc.com. "His style is very close to the style of what Liverpool play.

"The difficult thing is he's top in one-on-one situations for dribbling and he's also good in combinations," the former boss of Austrian side Wolfsberger AC adds. "I think it's a very big task for every defender.

"I think the only solution we had was to give him no space and no time. And maybe foul at the right time!

"He's a human with a big heart. I think he also has very, very big technical skills. In the opponent's box he has a big nose for goals. He has the technical skills in both feet. He can break the rhythm in a game in the offense.

"He can lure the opponent and on the next step he can break the rhythm in the next level with the tempo of the pass and the tempo with his speed."

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