Fans react to display of Liverpool star Takumi Minamino after Japan win
A number of fans, including plenty of Liverpool supporters, have taken to Twitter to comment on Takumi Minamino after his performance for Japan in their win over Australia on Tuesday.
Japan secured an important victory in their push to qualify for next year’s World Cup. A late own goal saw them beat the Socceroos 2-1 in Saitama.
The result leaves Hajime Moriyasu’s men third in their group, with six points from four games. They are three points behind the Aussies.
And Minamino played an important role in their win. It was his deflected cross that found Ao Tanaka for the opening goal eight minutes into the contest.
Minamino will now be hoping that he can use this international break as a springboard towards a lot more game-time upon his return to Merseyside.
Remarkably, he is yet to feature in the Premier League this season. He has been on the bench for all but one of the Reds’ top flight games.
Certainly, it would appear that plenty of Liverpool fans would like to see the 26-year-old involved more often.
Many were impressed with what they saw from Minamino while in action for his country.
‘Should start against Watford’: Fans laud Minamino after Japan win
And with Diogo Jota an injury doubt for Saturday’s trip to Watford, some have insisted that he should come into the reckoning to face the Hornets.
With that in mind, here is what some of the Liverpool fans were saying about Minamino following his display for Japan in their crucial win over Australia…
Hope minamino gets some game time, he has goals and assists in his locker!! https://t.co/XoHvQvCc2Q
— ok (@OK_YNWA) October 12, 2021
When will Jurgen stop holding him back https://t.co/N7sSTtoL42
— david (@dshanahan930) October 12, 2021
Minamino should start against Watford on Saturday
— á 🐈⬛ (@axreun) October 12, 2021
Start Minamino vs Watford this weekend imo
— neutral lfc supporter (@passingmfer) October 12, 2021
Minamino looking impressive, would love to see Furuhashi continuing his good form! #JPNvAUS
— Alex-Yamaga (@nyofnyan) October 12, 2021
Takumi Minamino is that bloody good. He’s the best player on the pitch by so far. #JPNAUS
— Tom Carmody* (@TomCarmody95) October 12, 2021
Ugh… That’s a well deserved goal by Japan… Australia’s defence can’t handle minamino #JPNvAUS
— Osman オスマン (@ozman024) October 12, 2021