Dominik Szoboszlai says he was delighted with the way Liverpool responded to a poor start against Bournemouth today.
The Reds found themselves 1-0 down after two minutes at Anfield. Having already had a goal disallowed, the Cherries took the lead through an Antoine Semenyo strike.
It perhaps wasn’t the beginning to his Anfield career that Szoboszlai expected. But after struggling their way through the opening part of the game, Liverpool roared back, with the Hungarian at the heart of it. Speaking to Sky Sports via BBC Sport after the game, Szoboszlai reflected on a job well done.
“I am feeling tired but really happy that I could make the first home game in front of the fans,” said the 22-year-old. “The win is the most important and now we are looking forward to the next game.
“Sometimes we start strong, sometimes we start like this. The best thing was the reaction from the whole team.
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“Some of us made some mistakes but the reaction was unbelievable. We scored a quick goal and scored again. And also the red card and after the reaction was also really good. We are looking forward.
“I just enjoy playing football. These guys have so much quality and we understand each other so good. I hope I can play as much as possible.”
Szoboszlai key to Liverpool comeback
The way Liverpool came from behind to win today was no doubt very pleasing.
But the worry for Jurgen Klopp and everyone of a red persuasion will be just why Bournemouth went ahead in the first place.
From the very first minute Liverpool looked ill at ease. Every choice they made on the ball was the wrong one and they were ultimately punished for that.
But it must be said that from around 20 minutes in, the Reds seized back control of the game.
It wasn’t perfect, and they were actually indebted to Alisson Becker who made three fine saves late on. It was, however, encouraging to see them battling through the storm.
Szoboszlai was key to that. The Hungary captain was absolutely central to everything Liverpool did well throughout the afternoon.
He’ll be a part of plenty of better team performances during his time at the club, there’s no doubt about that. But after a rocky start, it was an Anfield debut to remember for Dom after all.