Jesse Marsch thinks his former charge, Takumi Minamino, would suit Liverpool better if he was put in the place of Roberto Firmino.
“I think he would be perfect in Roberto Firmino’s place because he’s able to do some pushing against the ball, but then with the game, he gets into nearly 10 places for build-up and gets to the box to score goals,” the American told the Blood Red podcast. “Firmino is so fantastic at it but I hope Taki should do it as well.”
The Japanese star has what it takes to be successful at Liverpool, Marsch implied, but only at specific positions:
“He won’t be the best to play the position Salah and Sadio are playing. They are used in very explosive transition movements.
“And I think he can play the eight position they’re playing in the midfield, with the two wide spots where he’s ready to press and help pick up balls but he’s also piece of the build-up stages.”