Liverpool were apparently impressed by RB Salzburg forward Takumi Minamino during their 4-3 Champions League win over the Austrians. report that the Japanese star, who scored four goals at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, is a person of interest for the Reds.

His performance at Anfield was incredible as he perfectly linked RB Salzburg’s midfield and attack that reminded Liverpool supporters of Roberto Firmino’s role under Jurgen Klopp.

The 24-year-old’s silky dribbling and fearless style of play will surely earn him a move to one of Europe’s bigger clubs and believe that the Reds will be circling when the time comes for him to make the step up.

Takumi Minamino.

They write that signing Minamino would not just be a football decision as his signature would aid the club’s growing commercial brand as he would tap into the Japanese market.

Sadio Mane started his European adventure after being at Salzburg and while Minamino might be tempted to take a more direct route, there’s a chance he could reach the same destination in 2020.

Given that he’s not at a massive club, Liverpool wouldn’t have to break the bank for a player that is perfect for their style of play.

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