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 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.
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.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) August 29, 2020
Fans pointed out that he deserved it after his hard work.
Minamino deserves that 👌
— @caitss_r (@CaitssR) August 29, 2020
Kopites were as excited as they were proud of the forward.
So gassed omg I feel like a proud mum
— Zoe Siu (@zoesiu) August 29, 2020
James Pearce pointed out that he deserved it after all his hard work, he’s apparently impressing coaching staff.
That should do Takumi Minamino’s confidence the world of good. Finally off the mark for #LFC. Reward for the progress he’s made. Has impressed the coaching staff in pre-season after taking some time to adjust to the team’s style of play.
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceLFC) August 29, 2020
Kopites were made up that he went straight for the ball instead of celebrating.
He scored and didnt celebrate,he got the ball and run back.Proper winning mentalitty
— JAMES F (@james_jamesf) August 29, 2020
Should he have been given a chance from the start?
— Graeme Kelly (@GraemeKelly1) August 29, 2020
This is the start of something, surely?
Its officially minamino season. I expect him to bag 15 g+a next season off the bench cant lie pic.twitter.com/vc1H5E0oZ7
— 🥤 (@lfcjamb0) August 29, 2020