Honours: Premier League (2020)
Japan international Takumi Minamino joined Liverpool on the first day of 2020 after five seasons of success and development with Red Bull Salzburg.
He technically ended the 2019-20 campaign as a league champion in both Austria and England, with the No.18 showing glimpses of his attacking potential after making the switch to Merseyside.
Not long before the transfer, Minamino dazzled at Anfield while playing for Salzburg in the Champions League group stages, scoring and assisting as the visitors fought back from three goals down in a tie they ultimately lost 4-3.
And little over a week after the return meeting in December 2019, Minamino was at Melwood to complete a medical and sign a long-term contract to join the Reds.
He made his debut for the club when he started Liverpool's 1-0 win over Everton in the FA Cup third round on January 5, 2020.
His first Premier League start arrived on June 21, 2020, when Liverpool resumed action following the pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic away at Everton for a goalless draw.
In total, Minamino made 14 appearances during his first season as a Red and claimed a Premier League winner’s medal.