In an effort to revamp the midfielders, Liverpool has started the new season with the addition of Alexis Mac Allister, Dominik Szoboszlai, Wataru Endo, and Ryan Gravenberch.
Compared to last season, the Hungarian captain is playing a central role in the team’s overwhelmingly stronger midfield.
In addition to pressing from the front and defending to fill positions, the Hungarian captain has been creating chances with his skillful passing and dribbling in attack, even in games where the team is forced to play with a disadvantage in numbers.
The 22-year-old midfielder has often been seen on good terms with Trent Alexander-Arnold, the club’s vice-captain, and they play together to the point that even Andy Robertson is jealous.
The England defender mentioned their close relationship and explained that it is due to their similar thinking about soccer.
“[He’s] similar to me, to be fair,”
“I’d say off the pitch, away from football, very relaxed, laidback, downtime, chill. We take our minds away from football.”
“Whereas when we’re in a football environment around the training ground, in training, in games, we fight for every single thing and we want to bring the best out of the players we’re with.”
“I think that’s why we get on so well – because we share the same ideas and the same kind of mentality towards the game. We give everything and we expect results and we’re both really competitive.”Sky Sports
Alexander-Arnold, who has led Liverpool to success with coach Jurgen Klopp since his teenage years, is now 25 years old. He has seen many players join and leave the club for various reasons.
He confides that it is always exciting to see a new player join the team, but he also says that everyone in the team shares the same goals and that the club is moving forward and aiming high.
“I think any time there’s new players coming in, it’s always exciting – whether it’s in the summer or in the winter,”
“New players are always exciting for us, for them to come in.”
“The lads have really bought in to what we’re trying to achieve and have shown signs that they want to achieve the same things.”
“We’re all pushing together to achieve the biggest things that football can offer.”Sky Sports