Why Liverpool player and Japan international Takumi Minamino were once the Guinness World Record holder

One of Liverpool’s heroes in Wednesday’s Carabao Cup win over Leicester City, Takumi Minamino once broke a Guinness World Record and we bring you the details on how.

Minamino’s fine finish in added time completed the Reds ‘return to Brendan Rodgers’ side in a game Liverpool won in a penalty shootout.

As reported by liverpoolfc.com, Minamino was speaking in the day before Leicester’s program about how he was once the Guinness World Record holder for most high-fives in a minute.

The feat of 187 was achieved when the 26-year-old was playing in Japan in January 2014, although Minamino went on to explain that he believes the record has since been broken.

“Yes, I held the record for the most high-fives in a minute, but I think he was broken.

“It happened when I was playing for Cerezo Osaka and it was an event organized by the club for people living in the area, in the city. About 200 people lined up in a mall and like I was the most young player of the team, I was chosen to join them.

“I had to run down the line and hit them and I made Guinness World Records.

“It’s a very good memory and we are still talking about it. It might be fun if I celebrated a goal for Liverpool like this!

There would have been plenty of Anfield loyalists ready to punch Taki after his dramatic equalizer on Wednesday, so let’s look out for that celebration in the future.


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