Liverpool news Ralph Hasenhuttl agrees with Jurgen Klopp over Takumi Minamino PremierLeague-News.Com
PremierLeague-News.Com - Liverpool's on-loan Japanese international Takumi Minamino scored his second goal in three appearances for Southampton in the Saints' 1-1 draw with Chelsea on Saturday
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has echoed Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp over what Takumi Minamino needs to do in order to fully adapt to English football. The on-loan Liverpool forward scored his second goal in three appearances for the Saints when putting them in front at St Mary's against Chelsea on Saturday. The Japanese international latched on to Nathan Redmond's smart through-ball and produced a beautiful finish, sitting down César Azpilicueta with a clever turn before caressing the ball home with the outside of his boot. It enabled the south coast side to end a run of six successive Premier League defeats, with Mason Mount's second half penalty earning Thomas Tuchel's side a point. Read More Related Articles What made Jurgen Klopp laugh on touchline as Thiago perplexed by Liverpool decision Read More Related Articles 'I can't hear it any more' - Jurgen Klopp makes Liverpool admission after Everton defeat Hasenhuttl spoke after the game about his pleasure at the impact Minamino has made so far since his arrival on loan but also outlined where the 26-year-old still needs to improve. "With the ball, he's definitely a win for us", he told BT Sport. "Off the ball, still has to do a little bit more. But he will learn this. This is not something you learn form one thing to the next, it will take a bit of time. "Yes today against such a strong side, it was important that everybody was working.
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. "Having options is the only reason you can give a player to another club", Klopp said. "We were active in this situation, though, they asked and we did not say there was ‘no chance'.
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"So, we thought about it and Takumi is an incredible player but we didn’t give him enough chances. That’s the truth. "And that was for different reasons, sometimes it was just because of his size and that was because of our problems in defence - we were not tall enough and then with Takumi on the pitch we had to think how could we do that. "Defending set pieces is a very important part, for the player it’s not too interesting and for the journalists it’s probably not too interesting but in some moments these kind of things make the difference when one player is playing but the other is not. "When Southampton came up, there were not a lot of clubs where I thought it made sense to let him go, but Southampton made a lot of sense."
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