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Liverpool boss Klopp lauds 'manager's dream' Minamino: Big success at Monaco

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has thanked Takumi Minamino for his service to the club.

Minamino sealed a £15.5m transfer to Monaco on Tuesday, ending his two-and-a-half year spell at Anfield.

“It's hard to see Taki go, but it's a great move for him and one he thoroughly deserves," Klopp told the club's website.

“An amazing professional; super, talented player. As a person, he is full of warmth and makes everyone feel positive. A manager's dream, to be honest.

“I'm sure there will be those who think it didn't quite work out. Those who think this are wrong. I don't accept that.

“His contribution far outweighs the opportunities we were able to give, in terms of starting matches. He made us better each and every day he was with us – not just in the games he played in but every single session in training. Perfect attitude, winner's mentality.

“His performances and his goals are the reason we have had to redecorate the Champions Wall so often. His achievements here will stand the test of time.

“I know he will be a big success at Monaco. I'm sure we will look on with a mix of celebration and envy as he progresses and flourishes there. He leaves with our appreciation and best wishes. Thank you, Taki."

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