Liverpool were busy on transfer deadline day. The Reds were hard at work bringing in defensive reinforcements, plugging the gaps in the back line. There was also a surprise last minute loan departure. Some Liverpool fans have reacted after Takumi Minamino netted a goal on his Southampton debut.
Takumi Minamino to Southampton
Deadline day was a hectic one at Anfield.
When Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez were ruled out for the season signing a defender in January seemed inevitable yet the club stalled.
Then Joel Matip was also ruled out for the campaign and FSG sprung into action.
Two defenders came through the door on deadline day and we thought the club’s business for the day was done.
Out of nowhere Takumi Minamino headed on loan to Southampton for the rest of the season.
The Saints had initially come asking for Neco Williams but they ended up taking the Japan international.
Minamino debut goal
This weekend Taki made his debut for the Saints.
Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side made the trip to Newcastle United looking to banish the demons of a 9-0 thrashing at the hands of Manchester United.
Steve Bruce’s side started impressively and were 2-0 up after 26 minutes.
Takumi Minamino netted a debut goal for Southampton after half an hour to reduce the deficit.
The Japan international took the ball in his stride and fired into the roof of the net from a tight angle.
It was a thoroughly impressive effort and hopefully a sign of things to come.
Twitter reacts to goal
Some fans are miffed that we kept Divock Origi over Taki.
How hasn’t he been getting a game at Liverpool?