Japan international chose to join Liverpool because he felt it was an opportunity

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Takumi Minamino chose to join the Merseyside Reds because he felt it was an opportunity he could not turn down.

Liverpool’s newest transfer signing could make his Premier League debut versus Tottenham on Saturday following his transfer from RB Salzburg on January 1.

Manchester United were chasing the signature of Takumi Minamino, but Liverpool managed to pip the Red Devils to the transfer when they discovered the Japanese’s £7.25million release clause.

Asked why he decided to join the Reds, Takumi 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.’

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

The Merseyside Reds take on Jose Mourinho’s Spurs this weekend aiming to maintain their healthy lead at the top of the PL table.