Dominik Szoboszlai impressed for Liverpool in Saturday’s victory over Bournemouth, and Jurgen Klopp thinks there is still much more to come from the midfielder.
The 22-year-old Szoboszlai, who cost the Reds £60 million in the summer transfer from RB Leipzig, has only appeared in two competitive games but has already made a lasting impression on the Anfield faithful. The Hungarian international’s man-of-the-match performance against the Cherries furthered his rising reputation.
After Alexis Mac Allister was sent off in the second half, the midfielder moved into a deeper position and played a key role in Liverpool’s offensive play. But Klopp is sure that it will be some time before the public sees the best of their new midfield maestro.
After the game on Saturday, Klopp told the media that just one player felt like he had the strength to continue due to his involvement in the double six and constant running. I had to somewhat restrain him. To be honest, though, his overall performance level while he has been here has been very, really fantastic, and his contribution to the third goal is unquestionably crucial.
Diogo Jota’s poacher’s finish for Liverpool’s third goal came after Pedro Neto parried Szoboszlai’s strong shot, but Klopp backed the midfielder to score soon.
“So these kinds of finishing, shooting abilities, we didn’t witness yet adequately, but we’ll probably see that more frequently in the future,” the German continued. But thanks to his excellent finishing, the goaltender was unable to stop Diogo from scoring. It was excellent.
Szoboszlai admitted that Klopp was “screaming” at him during the game, despite the fact that the Liverpool manager lavished praise on him following Saturday’s significant victory.
Szoboszlai told BBC Sport in a post-game interview that he was feeling “very, really terrific, really delighted, and I hope I can do even more here in front of the supporters.”
“We support one another, and if someone is dismissed, we adjust some of the rules, and I return as a six. I am unable to advance as much; occasionally I forget it, and even the manager was yelling at me. We battle for one another, and after the red card, we even scored.