Liverpool’s Takumi Minamino Reveals He Once Broke Bizarre Guinness World Record

Takumi Minamino
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Premier League winner Takumi Minamino has revealed the bizarre circumstances in which he once became a Guinness World Records holder.

While Liverpool star Mohamed Salah is breaking records on the pitch, Minamino can definitely rival the Egyptian when it comes to most bizarre.

Takumi Minamino may be finding his minutes limited at the hands of Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Diogo Jota, but the Japanese star is making the most of any opportunities – having scored a double against Southampton and a late equaliser against Leicester in cup competitions for the Reds this season.

However, almost eight years ago, things were oh, so different for Takumi Minamino. Long before lifting the Premier League at Anfield, Minamino was playing for Cerezo Osaka in Japan – but that time gifted him an achievement not many of the Premier League’s top players can boast to having in a Guinness World Record!

But how did Minamino break a world record off the pitch? Well, the forward achieved the most high-fives in one minute with a total of 187 – as he revealed in the club’s latest matchday programme.

“Yes, I held the record for the most high-fives in a minute, but I think it has been broken. It happened when I played for Cerezo Osaka and it was an event organised by the club for people living in the area, in the town. About 200 people queued up in a line in a shopping centre and as I was the youngest player in the team I was chosen to join them. I had to run down the line and high-five them and I managed to make the Guinness World Records.”

The star from the Land of the Rising Sun also joked that he may celebrate a goal at Anfield in tribute to his record.

“It is a very good memory and we still talk about it. Maybe it would be good fun if I celebrated a goal for Liverpool like this!”

Fittingly, the 26-year-old did celebrate in the match that followed his comments, but the last-gasp winner in the 95th-minute to bring Liverpool equal after trailing 3-1 wasn’t followed by another world record attempt.

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