Klopp handed the Japan international a rare start at Selhurst Park.
He said, "First and foremost, we want to use Taki, so that's it. The way we play, if you play for us in midfield, you need to have offensive skills as well. So that means Taki can play there, played twice, played good.
"More importantly, in training he looked really sharp, really in a good shape – that's why he played today. He played a top game today, nice finish and just is in a good moment. That's what we want to use. I saw him in the dressing room now and he couldn't avoid smiling all over his face. It's a good moment.
"He's in a really good place and helps us a lot. "
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