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Takumi Minamino explains why he chose Liverpool over Man Utd

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Takumi Minamino says he couldn’t let a chance to join the best club in the world go when Liverpool came calling.

Liverpool’s latest addition to their already star-studded attack could make his first start in the Premier League against Tottenham on Saturday after he moved to the Anfield January 1.

Manchester United were also reported to be chasing Minamino, however, Liverpool managed to outwit them by acting swiftly when they discovered the Japanese’s was available only for £7.25million.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JANUARY 05: Takumi Minamino of Liverpool in action during the FA Cup Third Round match between Liverpool and Everton at Anfield on January 5, 2020 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Offside via Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – JANUARY 05: Takumi Minamino of Liverpool in action during the FA Cup Third Round match between Liverpool and Everton at Anfield on January 5, 2020 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Offside via Getty Images)

Asked why he decided to join the Reds, Minamino told France Football:

I received an offer from what is currently the best club on the planet, that means a lot to me.

“I felt that I was very fortunate, a wonderful opportunity that I really wanted to take.

“Everything began with my entourage, I knew that Liverpool were interested in me.

“I was surprised, but after having faced them twice in the Champions’ League and having had the opportunity to speak with Jurgen Klopp, I became more and more excited to take this challenge on.

“The fact that I scored a goal at Anfield gave me a certain level of confidence.

“I said to myself that I want to savour this atmosphere more often.”

Minamino could be Liverpool’s only new addition to their squad this month, with Joel Matip and Fabinho poised to return from injury.

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