Reds centre-back Joe Gomez believes that Liverpool forward Takumi Minamino will prove to be a handy addition to the club in the years to come.

Liverpool triggered Minamino’s £7.25 million release clause back in December 2019, which meant he officially joined the club from Salzburg on January 1.

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.

Gomez has stated that Minamino’s adaptability is one of his strengths, meaning he will have a successful career at Anfield.

Gomez said, as quoted by the Mirror: “He’s a happy, positive guy. He’s got a nice aura to him.

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WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 23: Takumi Minamino of Liverpool runs with the ball under pressure from Romain Saiss of Wolverhampton Wanderers during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Liverpool FC at Molineux on January 23, 2020 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

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“To be fair, everyone was aware of him from when we played him, the effect he had. When he came to Anfield, how well he done and how well he took the game.

“His desire to press and adapt to our style of play. The gaffer wants us to play a certain way and he has that tenacity about him, to want to get about and put pressure on. An unbelievable addition.”

So far, Minamino has done reasonably well. England is a difficult place to play football, and Minamino would now understand that.

However, what has been impressive is his ability to get stuck in. He does not look intimidated at all. To make it in the Premier League, you need to have something about you, and Minamino appears to have exactly that.

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