Liverpool winger emerged as surprise transfer target for Lazio

By | May 22, 2022

Lazio are expressing interest in Liverpool attacker Takumi Minamino ahead of the coming transfer window, according to Calciomercato.

The Japan international has especially come to the fore this term with ten goals to his name from just 24 appearances for the Reds in all competitions.

He might not have played at Wembley, but he has helped the Reds reach and win in the Carabao Cup and FA Cup finals.

Takumi is the team’s top scorer in both tournaments and repaid Jurgen Klopp’s faith in him several times.

They have a stacked frontline that has a top-class trio of Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.

The recent arrivals of Luis Diaz and Diogo Jota have given the manager more options to call upon.

This roster depth in attacks makes life difficult for stars below the quintet in the pecking order.

Divock Origi is set to leave Anfield in the coming weeks and could be followed out the door by the ex-Red Bull Salzburg man.

He has attracted attention from I Biancocelesti, who continue to impress under boss Maurizio Sarri.

A capable player who can operate anywhere along the frontline, Takumi will offer the Italian different options.

This is particularly true upfront, where the head coach lacks a dependable alternative for striker Ciro Immobile.

Minamino might not be a centre-forward, but the wide man has shown the ability to be clinical and score goals regularly.