Japan international Takumi Minamino has been signed to play for Liverpool Football Club.

The 24 year old will arrive at Anfield on 1 January, after an agreement was reached with Red Bull Salzburg for his transfer.

His former team won the Austrian title every year since Minamino moved to Salzburg in 2015, where he scored 64 goals in 199 appearances.

Jürgen Klopp says he expects the "proper team player" to make a seamless transition to life at Liverpool - praising the "quick, very clever" athlete who is "brave with the ball, but also brave without the ball".

This is fabulous news – a wonderful signing. We are really, really happy about this,” Klopp told Liverpoolfc.com. Our supporters have had the chance to see him close up recently so I don’t need to sing too loudly about his qualities as they are already known.

Jürgen Klopp