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'Outstanding' Liverpool man admits he doesn't know what his Anfield future holds

The future of Liverpool attacker Takumi Minamino appears to still be in the dark a bit, with the player admitting he doesn’t know what will happen.

The Japanese international never quite got fully settled at Anfield since making his move to the club from RB Salzburg in January 2020.

Minamino spent the last campaign with Southampton and impressed enough for the Saints to be open to permanent deal. Indeed, former Liverpool defender Jose Enrique has stated he feels the Reds should move Minamino on.

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But rather than writing his Anfield career off just yet, Minamino admits he’d like to at least go back. Although, from there, he seems unsure.

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“I don’t know what will happen. But for now, for the preseason, I’d like to go back to Liverpool and do my best there,” Minamino said, via Goal.

Minamino faces quite the fight to get a place in the Liverpool XI. Aside from the famed front three of Firmino, Salah, and Mane, the Reds also have other talent ahead of him.

Further, Jurgen Klopp is also said to be on the lookout for another attacking option. The likes of Divock Origi and Xherdan Shaqiri are expected to make way for a new arrival.

Minamino would be best leaving Liverpool for the good of his future

Sometimes, a transfer just doesn’t pan out as you’d hope. This is definitely the case with Minamino and Liverpool.

For whatever reason, he just hasn’t settled well. His form was patchy when he did get a chance, even though Jurgen Klopp did label Minamino ‘absolutely outstanding’ following a cup win against Lincoln.

Southampton would be a smart move for the Japanese ace. He’d get regular game time there, and be able to knuckle down. Ralph Hassenhuttl is a good manager, too, who could aid his development.

As Jose Enrique said, a move for Minamino from Liverpool might be best here.

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