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Minamino bags second for Liverpool at Norwich


Takumi Minamino has scored his second goal of the game at Carrow Road to give Liverpool a three-goal buffer over Norwich City.

Minamino was afforded a rare opportunity to shine against Norwich in this evening’s Carabao Cup.

Minamino seized the opportunity with both his hands. After lingering from a corner, Minamino gave Liverpool the lead in five minutes.

He wasn’t done there, though. To ensure Liverpool are safe through to the next round of competition, the Japan international has scored a second goal.

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Minamino’s situation at Anfield is a difficult one. He will be acutely aware of the fact that he is unlikely ever to play for a club this prestigious again in his professional career.

The 26-year-old didn’t do quite enough while on-loan at Southampton to earn himself a permanent move and has little prospect of breaking into the Liverpool starting XI.

As a result, he’s having to live off of chances given in games of this kind. The question is how long he’ll be willing to tolerate it…



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