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​Liverpool manager Klopp lauds 'outstanding' Minamino

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was full of praise for attacker Taki Minamino.

The Japanese international has been struggling for game time with the Reds, as he mostly comes off the bench in league games.

But he got a chance to shine in the Carabao Cup against Lincoln City, and he stepped up by scoring twice in the 7-2 victory.

"I loved Taki's game tonight; it was absolutely outstanding and he was involved in so many situations," Klopp told a news conference post-game.

"More and more, I think we all realise where his qualities are. Wherever he will play in the end, he will end up in the centre. If he plays on the left wing or the right wing, he will play in the half-spaces or the centre because that's where he has his real strength.

"The opponent had to kick off seven times [after Liverpool's goals] and the first guy who chased the opponent again when they received the pass was Taki.

"He set the rhythm for all these pressing and counter-pressing situations, so I really, really liked his game tonight."


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