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Ex-Man Utd midfielder Kagawa convinced Minamino about Klopp & Liverpool

Takumi Minamino was convinced to join Liverpool by former Manchester United player Shinji Kagawa.

The Japan international heeded the advice of his countrymen when he decided to swap RB Salzburg for Anfield in January.

"I spoke to Maya Yoshida at Southampton but I didn't ask him about Liverpool," said Minamino in the club's official match day programme.

"I just told him that I would be coming to the Premier League, but I never told him that it would be Liverpool!

"I also spoke to Shinji Kagawa as he had played for Jurgen Klopp at Dortmund, too.

"Klopp talked to me about Shinji and Shinji talked about Klopp and from that I could sense that they had a really good relationship.

"Shinji said that Klopp was one of the best coaches in the world and now that I am here and working for him I have also realised he is one of the best coaches around."

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