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Takumi Minamino : Welcome to Liverpool!

indianscouser

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I was gonna try to keep this gag running a while longer, but I’ve just noticed we have a poster named “Koon”, a couple of posts up. Got to be offensive to someone, surely?
Haha no mate, I am not a racist by any means.
If you had done martial arts or any form of self defence, it's the noise made while going for the kill!
I just used that as a reference of how our Taki is gona be!
Indians say ayeeeeechaaaaaayaaa
While asians say Ayeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
 

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What I love about this transfer is that Minamino could be the answer to every single thing we might lack (or a few of us think that way since we may have some personal preferences).

We needed a creative midfielder after Coutinho went away? Minamino.
We needed a better winger? Minamino.
We needed a Firmino backup? Minamino.
We need players who can fit our style? Minamino.

Also, with him and the way Klopp has been changing the system during matches, Minamino is absolutely precious. We can change to 4-3-3, 4-2-3-1, 4-4-2, 4-3-1-2 or whatever the hell we need. I can't see things like that with Ox, for example. He has a hard time playing in the wings and Shaqiri has a hard time playing through the middle (defensively). Keita could potentially play in the wings, but it's obviously not the same. Minamino looks like the answer to everything.

I also think this boy could reach the same level as our front three show in their best day. Just give him a little bit of time. I'm not expecting amazing displays for the next six months, but after that I think we will be a better team than today (and it's very hard to get even better than we are now).
All sensible points except what have you got against our current wide players?
 

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he is like....i love coming to Liverpool....but fuck where's the sushi.
I know you're having fun with the photo.... but it's gotta be a little weird for him.
He signs with Liverpool, one of the most important and exciting times in his career - signing with one of the best if not THE best team in the world at the moment, and yet..... Nobody is around except a few injured players. LOL. No Klopp hug, no Henderson, Robertson, Trent, Mane, or others that you just played against and who were pushing the team to go after you because they are all thousands of miles away in Qatar.

Should be much more fun once the whole team arrives.
 

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I know you're having fun with the photo.... but it's gotta be a little weird for him.
He signs with Liverpool, one of the most important and exciting times in his career - signing with one of the best if not THE best team in the world at the moment, and yet..... Nobody is around except a few injured players. LOL. No Klopp hug, no Henderson, Robertson, Trent, Mane, or others that you just played against and who were pushing the team to go after you because they are all thousands of miles away in Qatar.

Should be much more fun once the whole team arrives.
At least he was first one to the buffet.
 

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I dont think he's going to need too much time to adapt . the guy was already playing in a high intensity team and he got all the attributs already to fit in the system .
The fact that we moved early for him means that Klopp think that he can play his part for the rest of the season .
We may see a change in formation maybe with him playing the 10 role behind the front 3 ( against the lesser teams at least )
 

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I was gonna try to keep this gag running a while longer, but I’ve just noticed we have a poster named “Koon”, a couple of posts up. Got to be offensive to someone, surely?
It's just the name of a fictional character from a South Korean manga (the official translation has changed his name a little bit, though):
And Yes, it's named after Kun Aguero, I wish I'd know about that before choosing this as my nickname lol. And I'm Brazilian.

Funny story: the author loves football and usually uses lots of football player names

List of football references in Tower of God
I wanted to create a thread where we list the number of characters SIU has named after football players/managers:
  • Cassano: named after antonio cassano and beniamino di giacomo
  • koon agero agnis: named after sergio aguero
  • moontari: named after sulley muntari
  • quadrado: named after juan cuadrado
  • grace mircea luslec: named after mircea lucescu
  • karaka: possibly named after aitor karanka
from /u/Xavier93
  • ineta: named after andres iniesta
  • Chigrinsky - Dmitro Chigrinsky
  • Kaiser - Franz Beckenbauer
  • Toulalan - Jeremy Toulalan
  • Dede Kancho - Anderson Vital da Silva "Dede"
from /u/AbledCat
  • Zahard- Possibly named after eden(or his brothers) hazard
  • Pedro=Pedro (d'oh)
  • Prince=possibly Kevin Prince Boateng
  • Macseth=Philippe Mexes
  • Fabregas, Walcott, Sanchez, song = references current and former arsenal players
  • arie hon= arie haan, dutch midfielder 1973
  • hoaqin= joaquin sanchez
  • david, albelda, vicente= david albelda and his brother vicente

All sensible points except what have you got against our current wide players?
Absolutely nothing. I like them all but If there's a place where I would look to improve our team, it must be on the wings (and left back).

Origi is a legend, but very inconsistent sometimes. Ox is a good attacking midfielder, but not a good winger imo. Shaqiri is algo a good player, but we can't change our formation with him without sacrificing something and he is not very pacey (and we need pace in the wings when we play Firmino as false 9, otherwise we lose depth in attack).

I think they are all decent wingers, but we needed someone who could be great in that area. Minamino might or might not be the guy, but I'm all in he will become a key piece of the puzzle for us. I really hope I'm not losing everything here lol
 

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Not a fan of signings where every single pundit heaps praise on the move... I can only remember that happening to lads who turned into enormous flops (Aspas).

However, our recent history on signings suggests that we know exactly what we are doing.
 

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What I love about this transfer is that Minamino could be the answer to every single thing we might lack (or a few of us think that way since we may have some personal preferences).

We needed a creative midfielder after Coutinho went away? Minamino.
We needed a better winger? Minamino.
We needed a Firmino backup? Minamino.
We need players who can fit our style? Minamino.

Also, with him and the way Klopp has been changing the system during matches, Minamino is absolutely precious. We can change to 4-3-3, 4-2-3-1, 4-4-2, 4-3-1-2 or whatever the hell we need. I can't see things like that with Ox, for example. He has a hard time playing in the wings and Shaqiri has a hard time playing through the middle (defensively). Keita could potentially play in the wings, but it's obviously not the same. Minamino looks like the answer to everything.

I also think this boy could reach the same level as our front three show in their best day. Just give him a little bit of time. I'm not expecting amazing displays for the next six months, but after that I think we will be a better team than today (and it's very hard to get even better than we are now).
Can he also play LB and RB? But seriously, this is a great signing and we got him for the modern day version of next to nothing.
 

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Cant wait to see Taki. Not going to lie, id not heard of him until we played Salzburg, but after the games, the ones who I was telling my workmates about were Hwang and this lad. Both of them were super impressive and im so glad weve managed to land him for a million pounds less than what we paid for Stan Collymore all those years ago.
Welcome to Liverpool Takumi! Wish you every success in your Liverpool career :)
 

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Can he also play LB and RB? But seriously, this is a great signing and we got him for the modern day version of next to nothing.
Actually I think he is capable of being a wing back. Not sure I'd throw him back and have him be a hard nosed defender, but he could do a job.
 

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Actually I think he is capable of being a wing back. Not sure I'd throw him back and have him be a hard nosed defender, but he could do a job.
Ha ha. Let’s make stick him in centre back alongside VVD up against Vardy on Boxing Day, .What’s the worst that could happen ? Make life interesting.
 

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I was gonna try to keep this gag running a while longer, but I’ve just noticed we have a poster named “Koon”, a couple of posts up. Got to be offensive to someone, surely?
I'm sure his family and his mates back in Osaka call him Ta-kun, because Taku-kun has too many Ks in it.

'Kun' is the male diminutive form in Japan and it's 'chan' for girls, i.e. Kitty Chan.

I'm surprised that he can speak four languages other than Japanese, but not surprised that English isn't one of them. It's very unusual for the average Japanese to be able to speak any foreign languages. If he can speak four then I'm sure he'll pick English up really quickly. I think he'll be disappointed about speaking German with Jurgen though. I think the boss requires everyone at the club to speak in English, doesn't he?