Given the modest price tag and vast potential the forward possesses, the general consensus is that Jurgen Klopp has pulled off a coup.
Minamino will become the first Japanese player to ply his trade at Anfield and is expected to boost the Merseysiders’ attacking options significantly.
However, he’s not the first player from the East Asian nation to feature in the Premier League.
He will be number nine once he makes his Liverpool debut – but can you the name the eight players that have come before him?
Some may well have slipped your memory but you should be able to instantly recall others. After all, one is a Premier League title winner and one convinced Sir Alex Ferguson he was worth a £12 million fee back in 2012.
It’s time to put your knowledge to the test….