RB Salzburg manager Jesse Marsch has stated that Takumi Minamino behaved his best before making the move to Liverpool.
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.
Before all this took place, Liverpool first made contact with Minamino back in November 2019.
Minamino made it clear that he wanted to go to Liverpool, but he did not drop his standards in his final two months at the club despite the fact he was going to depart in January.
“Taki made it clear at the beginning of the talks in November that he would like to leave in winter,” Marsch told Goal and SPOX.
“He wanted to make sure that he behaved best in the rest of his time in Salzburg. We helped him think carefully about his next step. It was clear to us: He will leave us.
“In the end, he went to the reigning Champions League winners, a deal that means a lot to the entire club and is a great honour.”
This shows the Anfield faithful the type of character that Liverpool possess. Klopp doesn’t just sign good footballers, he also signs good people.
One can see that Minamino is quite raw, but a couple of seasons under Klopp and he will be a completely different player.