Minamino heading to Anfield as Liverpool start their January shopping

Liverpool have announced the signing of Red Bull Salzburg playmaker Takumi Minamino after he passed a medical.

The PA news agency understands the 24-year-old Japan international, who impressed in two Champions League matches against Jurgen Klopp’s side this season, has signed a four-and-a-half-year contract.

He arrives for a bargain £7.25million after the Reds activated his release fee last week.

Minamino will officially become a Liverpool player on January 1 and will go straight into Klopp’s squad, meaning he could be involved in the FA Cup third round tie at home to Everton on January 5.

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