Liverpool tipped to green light Minamino exit after talks confirmed - Campbell

Takumi Minamino has not future at Liverpool and the club will allow him to leave this summer.

That is the view of former Arsenal and West Brom striker Kevin Campbell, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the 26-year-old’s future at Anfield.

Minamino has struggled for game time since moving to Anfield from RB Salzburg in January 2020.

He joined Southampton on loan for the second half of last season in search of regular football and scored twice in 10 appearances.

Saints boss Ralph Hasenhuttl told Hampshire Live that his club have had talks with Liverpool regarding a new deal for the Japan international.

Hasenhuttl revealed that Jurgen Klopp’s side are “not sure” if Minamino will be part of their plans next season.

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When asked by Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs for his assessment of the attacker’s future, Campbell said: “Liverpool are going to let him go.

“I do not see a future for him there.

“His game time will be equally as restricted next season as it was last season if he stays. He needs to play football. That is the bottom line. There is no point in sitting on the bench, even if it is at a big club like Liverpool.

“If he enjoyed his time at Southampton going back there could be an option for him.”

Speaking to Hampshire Live, Hasehuttl said: “We have had talks with them and they are not sure what will happen with him because Liverpool may make some things happen in the transfer market.

“For him, it was important to play here. We gave him that chance to play and we have enjoyed having him here.”

In other news, Paul Robinson salutes Liverpool chiefs after ‘massive’ contract news via BBC.