Born in Izumisano in Osaka, Japan, on January 16, 1995, Takumi Minamino is a versatile forward who can play anywhere in attack. He started out with Cerezo Osaka before moving to RB Salzburg in January 2015. Minamino excelled in Austria, winning five consecutive league titles and four domestic cups.
His form caught the eye of plenty of bigger European clubs, among them Liverpool. The Reds made their move in January 2020, acting quickly to pay Minamino's £7.25million release clause. Minamino has been a full Japan international since 2015.