Klopp praises Minamino's 'outstanding' Liverpool debut

Jurgen Klopp liked what he saw from Takumi Minamino's club debut as Curtis Jones' 71st-minute stunner put Liverpool into the fourth round.

Takumi Minamino arrived from Salzburg in January and started for a youthful Liverpool in the victory at Anfield.   -  Getty Images

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp praised Takumi Minamino's "outstanding" debut for the club in a 1-0 FA Cup win over Everton on Sunday.

A January arrival from Salzburg, Minamino started for a youthful Liverpool in the victory at Anfield.

Klopp liked what he saw from the 24-year-old Japan international as Curtis Jones' 71st-minute stunner put the European champions into the fourth round.

"Super. Outstanding. Exactly the player we wanted, exactly the player we wished for," he told a news conference.

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"In your first game in a team that you don't know, if it's a settled team it's already difficult, this team we threw on the pitch with more or less two sessions together and then showing this kind of game understanding, [his] football skills are exceptional, attitude is outstanding, leading the chasing pack so often in different situations.

"It was a nice add on to have Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain back because he looked pretty lively when he came on, trains only two days now and that's why he didn't start.

"But yeah it was super."

Liverpool, which i 13 points clear at the top, is next in action with a trip to Tottenham in the Premier League on Saturday.

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