Dominik Szoboszlai stunned fans with his pre-season lactate test results, which were made viral by James Milner’s dependable performances well into his 30s.
Two outstanding statistics from November highlighted his remarkable work rate, and he is ranked in the top three in Europe in another category.
According to StatsBomb data, Szoboszlai is ranked third for counterpressures among the top five leagues in the continent.
Jurgen Klopp takes great satisfaction in his teams’ ability to recover possession of the ball quickly, and this is taken into account while calculating the measure.
Naturally, midfielders dominate the field, but the player at the top of the rankings was connected to Anfield back in the summer.
Towards the close of the previous season, there were rumors that Liverpool was preparing an offer for Manuel Ugarte, the midfielder for Sporting CP. However, the Uruguayan ultimately signed a contract with PSG, the winners of Ligue 1.
He is the best in counterpressure’s, with Florian Wirtz of Bayer Leverkusen placing second, and the midfield duo third.
It is understandable why Klopp thinks so highly of Szoboszlai given that his output and productivity are exactly what a midfielder for Liverpool needs.
Prior to suffering a hamstring injury during the 4-2 victory over Newcastle at Anfield on New Year’s Day, the 23-year-old was a constant in the team.
With his early performances in the Premier League, he quickly won over supporters, and he already has four goals and three assists for the Reds in all competitions.
Supporters will be hoping that his injury is not too serious because his energy is shown in the most recent statistics and he will be a key player if Liverpool are to win on several fronts before May.