I'm sorry to say it, but I'm starting to give up on Minamino. All this time I was confident that he would be an able deputy for Firmino, but now the settling period is over and he looks to have none of the goal threat, passing or dribbling ability or ability to hold up the ball that makes Bobby what he is. So far I only see clever movement and good work-rate from him – that's important, but not enough. There were several times last night he couldn't bring a difficult the ball down or find the right touch under pressure, not saying it's easy but you have to have this kind of magical technical ability to play up front at this level, if you're not blessed with overpowering physique or blinding speed. Even worse, for a playmaker he doesn't seem have a particular eye for a defense-splitting pass, compared to someone like Shaq, for example – most of the time his passing is nothing more than safe and functional, with only rare sparks of invention. So if he can't replace Bobby up front and we don't really need a #10 in our system, all that is left is a back-up winger without much speed or goal threat who on merit will probably be behind Jota and 2-3 other players in that position. I still want to like him, but that's the sad reality. We didn't pay big money for him, but right now it looks like Minamino is one of the rare Klopp transfer mistakes.