Jurgen Klopp Reacts to Takumi Minamino's Transfer to Monaco


The manager of Liverpool Football Club, Jurgen Klopp has reflected on the departure of Takumi Minamino to Monaco.

Jurgen Klopp and Minamino


The German was speaking on Liverpool's website after the Japanese was confirmed to have left the club. According to Klopp, it is a great move for Minamino and also a well deserved one.

It’s hard to see Taki go, but it’s a great move for him and one he thoroughly deserves. An amazing professional; super, talented player. As a person, he is full of warmth and makes everyone feel positive. A manager’s dream, to be honest.I’m sure there will be those who think it didn’t quite work out. Those who think this are wrong. I don’t accept that. His contribution far outweighs the opportunities we were able to give, in terms of starting matches. He made us better each and every day he was with us – not just in the games he played in but every single session in training. Perfect attitude, winner’s mentality. His performances and his goals are the reason we have had to redecorate the Champions Wall so often. His achievements here will stand the test of time. “I know he will be a big success at Monaco. I’m sure we will look on with a mix of celebration and envy as he progresses and flourishes there. He leaves with our appreciation and best wishes. Thank you, Taki.

The 27-year-old was a key part of the Reds' team that won the FA Cup and the Carabao Cup. He scored four goals in five Carabao Cup games and then followed up with three in four in the Emirates FA Cup.