Liverpool forward Takumi Minamino started on the bench against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday.

The Japan international was an unused substitute during the FA Cup clash.

Twitter user @Watch_LFC relayed some information which came from journalist James Pearce.

Pearce apparently stated that Minamino was simply overlooked during the clash against the Red Devils.

Some Liverpool supporters responded to @Watch_LFC’s tweet claiming that Minamino is not good enough to play for the club and that he should be sold.

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ANFIELD WATCH VERDICT

Liverpool bought Minamino from RB Salzburg for a transfer fee of €8.50 million back in January 2020.

Since then, Minamino has only made 31 appearances for Liverpool. The 26-year-old has scored four goals and registered two assists playing for the Reds.

As Minamino has hardly played for Liverpool, we believe that it is difficult to judge the forward.

But, all we will say is if Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is not going to use Minamino, the Japan international would be better off leaving the club. No one plays football to sit on the bench.

As Minamino was bought by Liverpool for a relatively small fee of money, it was a risk-free signing by the club.

Therefore, Liverpool should get most of their money back if they were to sell Minamino.

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