Reason revealed why Japan international forward snubbed Man Utd move

Takumi Minamino chose to make Liverpool because he felt it was an opportunity he could not turn down. the Merseyside Reds newest transfer signing had a chance to make his Premier League debut against Tottenham on Saturday following his move from RB Salzburg on January 1, however, he has remained on the bench/.

Manchester United were chasing the services of Japan attacker, however, Liverpool managed to pip the 20-times English champions to the transfer when they discovered the Japanese’s £7.25million release clause.

Asked why he decided to join the Jurgen Klopp’s side, Minamino told France Football: ‘I received an offer from what is currently the best club on the planet, that means a lot to me.

‘I felt that I was very fortunate, a wonderful opportunity that I really wanted to take.

‘Everything began with my entourage, I knew that Liverpool were interested in me.

‘I was surprised, but after having faced them twice in the Champions’ League and having had the opportunity to speak with Jurgen Klopp, I became more and more excited to take this challenge on.

‘The fact that I scored a goal at Anfield gave me a certain level of confidence.

‘I said to myself that I want to savour this atmosphere more often.’

Minamino could be the Merseyside Reds only new addition to their team this month, with Fabinho and Joel Matip poised to return from injury.

Jurgen Klopp’s side took on Jose Mourinho’s Spurs this weekend and maintained their healthy lead at the top of the Premier League table after beating them 1-0 at White Hart Lane.