Watch: Liverpool player Minamino scores with a cool finish against Chelsea
The Japan international has scored his second goal in three appearances for the Saints after arriving on loan in the January transfer window, with a great run and excellent finish.
After Nathan Redmond spotted a gap in Chelsea’s baseline, Minamino was played one-on-one with Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy.
By the time he landed his shot, Cesar Azpilicueta had returned to take cover, but the loaned Liverpool player executed a few brilliant dummies for the keeper and defender to engage, getting down and allowing him to return. at home coldly.
Southampton entered at halftime with a 1-0 lead. If they can hold on, Liverpool will have the chance to overtake Thomas Tuchel’s Blues and return to the top four if they can take three points in the Merseyside derby later.
Takumi Minamino with an icy finish! ️
Despite all the possession of Chelsea, Southampton takes the lead at St Mary’s! ?? pic.twitter.com/0ms95CCTpj
– Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 20, 2021