This weekend Liverpool got their domestic season off to the best start possible by losing the Community Shield on penalties. Sure, on the face of it a loss is never good. But if you think for a moment you’ll remember that the Reds lost last year’s Community Shield on penalties and things turned out alright then, didn’t they? Not only were we served a good omen yesterday but Liverpool fans were able to celebrate Takumi Minamino bagging his first goal for the club.

Liverpool fans have celebrated Takumi Minamino bagging his first goal.

Liverpool fans have celebrated Takumi Minamino bagging his first goal. (Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Taki Lad

Liverpool signed Minamino from Red Bull Salzburg in January, paying just £7.25m for the Japan international.

Taki went on to make 10 appearances in the Premier League before the end of the season, slowly settling into the side.

We know that Jürgen Klopp likes to transition players slowly into the system so it comes as no surprise that the ex-Salzburg man has had to wait for his chances.

Good omens

Last season Liverpool lost the Community Shield on penalties, having gone 1-0 down in the 12th minute and having equalised after the 70th minute.

This weekend Liverpool lost the Community Shield on penalties, having gone 1-0 down in the 12th minute and having equalised after the 70th minute.

We will look for good omens wherever we can find them.

The equaliser was netted by Takumi Minamino, opening his account for the club and hopefully the sign of more to come this season.

Liverpool fans celebrate Minamino goal

Opta pointed out that Takumi Minamino made history, becoming the first ever player to score their first Liverpool goal at Wembley.

Fans pointed out that he deserved it after his hard work.

 

Kopites were as excited as they were proud of the forward.

James Pearce pointed out that he deserved it after all his hard work, he’s apparently impressing coaching staff.

Kopites were made up that he went straight for the ball instead of celebrating.

Should he have been given a chance from the start?

This is the start of something, surely?

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