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.
Minamino gets his second to make it 3-0
— – (@PassLikeThiago) September 21, 2021
MINAMINO 3-0 pic.twitter.com/5o73rYm63M
— Viktor Fagerström (@ViktorFagerLFC) September 21, 2021
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Meio na marra, meio empurrando a bola, a questão é que foi gol!
NOR 0-3 LIV
— Caminhantes Vermelhos (@CaminhantesLFC) September 21, 2021
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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…