Hungarian midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai was brought in by Liverpool to rebuild the midfielders’ squad. He has been a regular since the start of the Premier League season, and has been compared to club legend Steven Gerrard.
In addition to his athleticism, which does not drop off until the end of the game, he also has a great attacking sense. He can also carry the ball on his own and has become an integral part of the team, linking up with Mohamed Salah and Trent Alexander-Arnold on the right flank.
The Hungarian captain, who has been steadily developing with the Red Bull Group since his teenage years, tells a secret story about his first day at Liverpool and reveals what was said to him in coach Jurgen Klopp’s office.
“He’s quite a unique guy,”
“We had spoken before after some games when Salzburg and Leipzig played against Liverpool but not that closely. And now it was weird because it felt like we know each other already. So it was a good talk.”
“On my first day he called me into his office and said, ‘look, we know what kind of player you are, we know what you can do. You don’t have to show it exactly from the first day because we know you just need to develop well in the team. So be free, do your things and it will come. But work hard because if you want to play, you have to work hard’.”
“I listened to him. I felt that from the outside world it was like, okay, a Hungarian guy coming to the Premier League, he will not play, it’s too big a step. But these things push me even harder. In my mind I was thinking: no, I’m going to show it.”
“And from the first day I wanted to play all the games, want to play 90 minutes, to score goals, give assists, win trophies and do everything for the club. From the first day here, I’ve been trying to do that.”the official Liverpool matchday programme
He is only 23 years old and has the potential to be one of the best midfielders in the world, depending on his future development.
He also has the mental strength to captain the team at a young age and should have a brilliant career ahead of him.