“Is it official yet?” – Announcement due as passes Liverpool medical

was questioned by reporters about following Liverpool’s 2-1 win over Monterrey on Wednesday.

Liverpool edged past the Mexican side with an injury-time winner from substitute as they set up a meeting against Flamengo in Saturday’s Club World Cup final.

Whilst the Liverpool squad were in Qatar, attacker Minamino arrived on Merseyside earlier in the day to undergo a medical before making a £7.25m move to Anfield.

Per the Independent‘s Melissa Reddy, Minamino has now passed his medical with an announcement expected before the weekend ahead of the 24-year-old being officially registered as a Liverpool player on January 1.

Image: Getty Images

Klopp was asked for an update on the move after the game at the Khalifa International Stadium, with the boss remaining coy but admitting Liverpool could have used him against Monterrey.

When questioned, the German turned to Liverpool’s press officer to ask: “Is it official yet?”

The press officer made it clear no announcement had yet been made, with Klopp saying: “So, I cannot speak about it – sorry! You are too early.

“I would have felt really good today to be honest if we could have brought him on. He’s not yet our player so we have to wait for that.”

Should Minamino join Liverpool on January 1 as expected, he will be eligible to make his debut against at Anfield in the FA Cup just four days later.

Wolves vs Liverpool kicks off at 8pm on Thursday and you can keep up with all the action via LFC Globe's live match-day coverage.

LFC News


The best photos as Liverpool beat Manchester United to continue Premier League march

The best photos from Anfield as goals from Virgil van Dijk and Mohamed Salah gave Liverpool a 2-0 win over Manchester United on Sunday.Liverpool...

Liverpool 2-0 Man United – As it happened & reaction

Follow all the build-up, live commentary and social media updates as Liverpool welcome Manchester United to Anfield.Liverpool are back in Premier League action as...

Liverpool vs Man United – Preview & Worldwide TV Info

Liverpool vs Man United live streaming available - Watch live as Liverpool host Manchester United in the Premier League.Liverpool vs Man United ‣ Premier League ‣...

Liverpool 2-0 Man United – Highlights and Goals (Video)

Liverpool vs Man United highlights: Goals from Virgil van Dijk and Mohamed Salah saw Liverpool beat Manchester United 2-0 at Anfield on Sunday.Liverpool 2-0...

Confirmed Liverpool lineup vs Man United – Klopp names unchanged side

Jurgen Klopp has named his Liverpool side for this afternoon's Premier League clash against Manchester United.The Reds boss names an unchanged starting eleven from...

Watch: Jurgen Klopp’s pre-match presser – Liverpool vs Man United

Jurgen Klopp spoke to reporters at Melwood ahead of Liverpool's Premier League meeting against Manchester United on Sunday.The Reds will be looking to continue...

Jose Mourinho claims Andy Robertson should have seen red with Liverpool “lucky” to beat Spurs

Jose Mourinho expressed his disappointment as a "lucky" Liverpool side beat Tottenham 1-0 in the Premier League on Saturday.The Reds dominated the rhythm of...