Dominik Szoboszlai has admitted that Jurgen Klopp wasn’t happy with his positioning during today’s game.

Liverpool saw off Bournemouth 3-1 on Saturday afternoon, as Szoboszlai got his first taste of Anfield. The Hungarian was excellent throughout, as the Reds adjusted to Alexis Mac Allister’s harsh second-half red card.

But, speaking to BBC Sport after the final whistle, Szoboszlai admitted that Klopp had to ‘scream’ at him to remind him to sit a little deeper after the sending off.

Dominik Szoboszlai
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“I am feeling really, really great, I am really happy and I hope I can do even more here in front of the fans,” began the 22-year-old.

“We are there for each other and if somebody gets sent off then we change some of the things and I go back as a six. I cannot go forward as much, even the manager was screaming at me sometimes because I forget it. We fight for each other and we even scored after the red card.

“The reaction after losing a goal was unbelievable. We had no stress, we were calm on the ball and in front of the goal. We changed some things and it worked.

“Of course we will improve with time. We have a new team, new player and new system. We will be even better with time.”

Jurgen sends Szoboszlai reminder

You could see a little what Jurgen was getting at during the second-half today.

With Liverpool two goals to the good, they’d usually push on for more goals at Anfield. And with Szoboszlai clearly having great fun and running the game, that was obviously in his head.

The Hungary captain’s performance today deserved a goal and at times he looked determined to get one.

Dominik Szoboszlai
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But that was to ignore that there was still plenty of jeopardy in the game for the Reds. Two goals up, but a man down, it was time to shut up shop for the final half an hour.

Instead, roared on by a crowd entertained by what it was seeing, Liverpool kept coming.

With Wataru Endo brought on for his Anfield debut, the Reds did finally have a natural holding midfielder in there. But with Szoboszlai in the mood to go forward, the Japanese did struggle ever so slightly to hold things together.

In the end, Liverpool were a little indebted to a couple of good saves from Alisson Becker to save them from a nervy finale. We won’t blame Dom for getting carried away though, he was superb today. We’re sure Jurgen will let him know about that, too.

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