Liverpool star speaks out on his frustration at the club and what he wants.
Liverpool forward Takumi Minamino admits that his frustration at being overlooked in the first-team selection is natural and only serves as motivation.
Minamino has been on the fringes of the team for much of his time at Anfield.
The Japanese international joined the reds from Red Bull Salzburg but has struggled to usurp the likes of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.
He scored a 95th-minute equaliser for Liverpool in their League Cup penalty win over the Foxes, scoring at Anfield on Wednesday night.
However, Minamino has failed to start a single Premier League game this season with all of his six appearances as a substitute.
But, the 26-year-old is determined to turn his fortunes around, insisting that he is at the best possible club.
He said in Liverpool’s matchday programme: “As a player, I always want to play every match.
“I think a kind of frustration is common for the players (who don’t play) but I like to turn this frustration into positiveness with my attitude.
“I put in a lot of effort every day to play more and to get game time. I want to play more games and I want to prove to myself that I can do much better, so I use my frustration to turn everything positive.
“But I am at the best club in the world and I can spend the best time of my career at this club.
“As I have said before, I would like to contribute to this club as much as possible. That is the best thing I can do.”
Mainamino has had most of his chances in the cup competition, as the reds tackle Arsenal in the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup early next year.
Klopp is keen to keep the sensational forward at Anfield amid his lack of playing time with the pair in regular dialogue and Minamino acknowledges the effort of the German.
He added: “I have been given more game time in the Carabao Cup, which is a great opportunity for me.
“It is a chance to show what I can do and to prove myself and I am happy that I could contribute to the team’s wins. I hope I can continue to do more of the same.
“The manager always tries to keep the players’ motivation higher. When I’m not playing in a match he always speaks to me and helps keep my motivation high.
“He is always very fair to every player so I quite admire his management skills.”
In other news, Jurgen Klopp amazed by the performance of 20-year-old star
Pundit reveals how Aleksandar Mitrovic “destroyed” Liverpool defender that had “come for an easy life”
“Liverpool have followed him for years” – Watch Exclusive transfer update on superstar player who is “too good for the Championship” as Fabrizio Romano backs him to shine at Anfield
(Video) Watch Mo Salah and his co-work star in new Pepsi advert that showcases some new exciting and incredible acting skills from the Egyptian superstar
Jürgen Klopp might have found his ‘German Roberto Firmino’ as Liverpool beat Bayern Munich to sign the superstar
Latest Transfer news6 days ago
“He’s a world-class talent” – Watch Liverpool sent transfer message to £55m RB Salzburg superstar as the reds look to hijack man Utd bid for the forward
English Premier League5 days ago
AI predicts Premier League champions between Liverpool and City ahead of the new season
Latest Transfer news4 days ago
“I will love to join Liverpool but…” – Watch £42m transfer target makes final decision between joining Liverpool and man united
Latest Transfer news5 days ago
“Barcelona wants the best and he’s the one” Watch Barcelona boss send transfer message to 23-year-old Liverpool star as they plot audacious €80 million swoop for the reds superstar
Football updates5 days ago
(Video): Watch Darwin Nunez shows off sleek and classy finishing in Liverpool training exercise ahead of Fullham opener