Dominik Szoboszlai has already shown just how good a player he’s going to be for Liverpool.
The 22-year-old has been the toast of club this week, having posted an exceptional performance against Bournemouth on Saturday.
And speaking to TalkSPORT about Szoboszlai yesterday, former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy claimed that the Hungarian’s quality is so obvious.
“He [Szoboszlai] looks an absolute powerhouse who’s got a lovely elegance about him as well,” raved the 46-year-old. “He’s got a real awareness of where people are around him. Wearing that No.8 as well, talk about bravery, ‘yeah give me the eight, no problem.’
“He is everything and more that everyone thought he was going to be, already in these two games. Sometimes you watch footballers and you know straight away.
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“I saw Szoboszlai last week and I was like ‘Oh my God, we’ve got one here.'”
Although we shouldn’t all be getting carried away with Dom – it is still early days after all – early signs are absolutely brilliant.
Szoboszlai earns rave reviews
There are still things that obviously need polishing about Szoboszlai’s game. He wasn’t perfect on Saturday by any means.
The Hungary captain can be a little rash in the challenge and ever so slightly loose in possession.
But by and large, you get the feeling that Anfield got a glimpse of a potential superstar this weekend.
As Murphy points out, Szoboszlai is both beauty and beast. He’s a big lad, but moves quickly and gracefully across the pitch.
His touch is superb and delicate, yet he’s big and strong when he needs to be, too. It’s fitting that Szoboszlai is wearing the No.8 for Liverpool, because he really does have undeniable echoes of a young Steven Gerrard.
A confident lad who’s obviously capable of shouldering responsibility for his team, those comparisons won’t weigh on Szoboszlai. Instead, you get the feeling that he’ll embrace them.
Again, caution should be exercised here, the former Leipzig man is still young and he’s only played two games for the Reds. But all the raw materials are clearly there. Stay fit, and Jurgen Klopp could mould him into a monster.