The absence of Liverpool forward Takumi Minamino against Norwich City at Carrow Road on the weekend has been explained by journalist James Pearce.

There were fears that Minamino could have been injured, which is why he was potentially left out of the squad that faced Norwich City at Carrow Road on the weekend.

However, it turns out that Minamino was not left out due to injury. The Japan international was left out due to the likes of James Milner, Sadio Mane and Fabinho all being fit to play.

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Minamino, who signed for Liverpool from Salzburg for a transfer fee of £7.25 million in January, has had a promising start to his career at Anfield.

He has certainly played in some difficult matches. The Japan international made his debut for the Reds against Everton in the FA Cup back at the beginning of January, and he has showed signs that he will be a very handy addition to Jurgen Klopp’s squad.

It will take time for Minamino to play to the best of his ability, especially with how strong Liverpool’s squad currently is. He will need to stay patient for his opportunities.

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