For Liverpool, the concluding day of the January transfer window was a hectic and gruelling one.
On the other hand, Liverpool completed the transfer of Ozan Kabak from Schalke 04 on loan until the end of the season, subject to global clearance.
According to "Sky Sports", Southampton asked the Premier League champions for the loan of the young full-back, but the answer was no. The 20-year-old defender will now spend the remainder of 2020-21 season with Liverpool.
The attacking midfielder joined Liverpool in January a year ago from Austria's Paul Salzburg response for 7.25 million pounds, and Minamino participated in 31 matches in all competitions with Liverpool and scored four goals. "It's probably clear that in a normal transfer window, without any issues, we would not look at Preston if there's a player for us", he said. "I don't want to say that is absolutely impossible but it is not likely, so we don't have to discuss these things really". He made 31 appearances in all competitions for the Merseyside club, scoring four goals. "I've never actually been to Anfield and I haven't had a look around yet".
However, that wasn't the only bit of transfer activity going on at the club.
Minamino will now be expected to get valuable Premier League minutes under his belt while helping with the Saints' push for European football next season.
Relegation-threatened West Bromwich Albion signed Turkey midfielder Okay Yokuslu on loan from Celta Vigo until the end of the season.
They had hoped to sign Arsenal's Ainsley Maitland-Niles but talks broke down and he joined West Bromwich Albion. Ecuador worldwide Moises Caicedo joined Brighton from Independiente del Valle for a fee of around £4 million. Fulham landed former Sunderland forward Josh Maja on loan from French side Bordeaux. But it was just too late in the day for that deal to materialise.