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Liverpool New Boy Takumi Minamino Broke Two Records On Japanese TV

Liverpool New Boy Takumi Minamino Broke Two Records On Japanese TV

Takumi Minamino broke a world record and smashed a volley challenge on Japanese TV before his move to Liverpool.

The 24-year-old completed his £7.25million move from Red Bull Salzburg on January 1 after impressing in two games against the Reds in the Champions League.

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Liverpool supporters haven't seen much of their latest signing other than those games against their team.

Takumi Minamino watched Liverpool's win over Sheffield United at Anfield on Thursday
Takumi Minamino watched Liverpool's win over Sheffield United at Anfield on Thursday

But videos doing the rounds online of his Japanese game show appearances prove he's got many qualities.

Minamino once broke the world record for the most high-fives in a minute.

He racked up 187 high-fives, smashing the previous mark by 16, but that tally has since been beaten.

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Another video of Minamino's volleying skills in a separate appearance has also whet the appetite of a few fans.

Minamino had 100 seconds to hit 15 targets on the volley as part of a game show challenge.

The show was called Honoo-no Taiiku-kai TV and Minamino had to beat a total of 13 targets.

The target to beat for the Liverpool forward was 13 in 100 shots, and Minamino has no problems.

The likes of Neymar and Lionel Messi have featured on the show for the challenge in the past, but Minamino fared better than all before him.

Minamino makes his Reds debut in Sunday's FA Cup third round tie against Everton.

The 24-year-old was ineligible for Thursday's 2-0 win over Sheffield United in the Premier League.

But Jurgen Klopp shuffled his pack after a hectic festive period and a busy December with the likes of Alisson, Virgil van Dijk, Jordan Henderson, Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino all rested.

Topics: Liverpool

Sunni Upal

Sunni Upal is editor at SPORTbible

 

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