Liverpool January signing Takumi Minanino is ready to step up for his club following a slow start at Anfield.
Minamino signed for Liverpool during the January transfer window from RB Salzburg and has admitted his start to life with the Reds has not gone exactly as per his plans. The 25-year-old hasn't been used sporadically by head coach Jurgen Klopp but he believes his playing time will increase.
"In the last three months, there have been areas which I’m quite happy about. But personally I would love to contribute more to goals and assists," he said.
"I’m feeling very hungry about that. I have to show results. I think this is very important in order to win trust from the teammates and trust from the supporters. I think this is a very important thing that I have to achieve. I don’t really know how much I still need to learn. But day by day, I’m feeling that I understand his [Jurgen Klopp’s] philosophies and I’m getting better."
"I have been in this club for three months and I haven’t played many games and my playing time is not that much – but this is not a good excuse. In order to appeal to my teammates and [for them to] understand what I’m good at, I have to do what I really need to do,’ Minamino added. I think I’m still [learning] to fully understand the team, but I still hate to wait. In order to make an instant impact and make a contribution to the team, I’m doing my best every day."
The Reds, who have lost back to back matches following defeats to Watford and Chelsea will be keen to bounce back when they take on AFC Bournemouth on Saturday 7th starting from 3:30 PM EAT.