& # 39; I was not surprised & # 39 ;: Takumi Minamino describes his debut in Liverpool against Everton as & # 39; one of the most intense games & # 39; he ever played in
- Takumi Minamino described his debut for Liverpool against Everton as & # 39; intense & # 39;
- The 24-year-old maintains that he is not surprised by the level Liverpool is playing at
- The Japanese star started to impress his debut against Toffees on Sunday
- Jurgen Klopp was full of praise for the attacker by him & # 39; excellent & # 39; to be named
The Japanese star has been praised for seamlessly connecting with his new teammates that he barely had time to adjust to his new settings after he signed with Red Bull Salzburg last month.
The 24-year-old insists that the Liverpool press is similar to the Salzburg system, but revealed that it was not quite the same and that it had to be something else to get used to.
& # 39; I am glad that I am now part of this team & # 39 ;, said Minamino.
& # 39; It was probably one of the most intense games I have played & # 39; played, but I knew the Premier League would be like that, so I wasn't surprised.
& # 39; The way we press aggressively, the way we press back, the way we use the space between lines, is similar to Salzburg.
& # 39; But the system is not the same, so I have to understand the difference and fit myself into this team. I think this is the best stadium for a football player. The fans were great and I'm just glad we won. & # 39;
A young Reds party secured a 1-0 win over their bitter rivals, thanks to a stunning curling iron from 18-year-old Curtis Jones, and Minamino played his part, because he played 70 minutes before he was replaced by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Jurgen Klopp praised the Japanese star after the result by labeling his achievements as & # 39; excellent & # 39;
& # 39; He was super, excellent, exactly the player we wanted, exactly the player we wanted because, & he said.
& # 39; In your first game for a team that you don't know, it's not a permanent team, it's already difficult. & # 39;
Klopp added that he was particularly impressed that the 24-year-old managed to show his talent and adapt to the team , given that it was thrown together ether & # 39 ;, with the German making nine changes last week that Sheffield United defeated.
& # 39; We threw this team together in the field with basically two sessions together, to demonstrate this kind of understanding, his football skills were exceptional and his attitude was excellent, & he added.
& # 39; He led the chase package so often. He didn't look tired, but we don't know the player that well and yet we have turned him off. & # 39;