Japan striker Takumi Minamino is set to be offered the chance to prove himself in pre-season with Liverpool, saying the club are open to offers to join him.
The Reds traveled to Salzburg for a training camp. Minamino being one of 34 players that manager Jurgen Klopp gave him the opportunity to test and perform preliminary training
Of the 34 people, 10 were facing an uncertain future. There is still a lot of business to be done, while Liverpool are looking to shrink the size of the first team.
Minamino was one of those 10. Where he spent the second half of last season with Southampton on loan after Klopp admitted he was unable to give players a chance at Merseyside.
Although the 26-year-old will have difficulty finding a place in Ralph Hasenhuttl’s starting line-up. That stay the same But the Austrian has expressed a desire to keep him for the new season.
However, Goal’s Neil Jones said the Reds understood that interest in Minamino from other clubs was minimal this summer, unlike Divock Origi and Xherdan Shaqiri. Who Liverpool were reluctant to.
There’s also the fact that the Reds will lose both Mo Salah and Sadio Mane during the mid-season African Nations Cup. That might be an opportunity for Minamino to stay with the team. and have the opportunity to enter the field
But first he has to impress in pre-season. The Japan international hopes he can show Klopp that he is worthy of staying in the first team. This may be because the interest from other teams on him is so low.