Liverpool midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai is ‘destined’ to be one of the best midfielders in the world.
Szoboszlai has wasted no time winning fans on Merseyside after his summer switch from RB Leipzig. The Hungarian was exceptional during last weekend’s win over Bournemouth.
One man who needs no convincing of Szoboszlai’s talent is his former manager at Leipzig and Red Bull Salzburg, Jesse Marsch. Speaking to The Telegraph yesterday, Marsch outlined why he thinks the 22-year-old is heading for the top.
“Liverpool got a steal at £60 million [for Szoboszlai], just like Manchester City got a steal with Erling [Haaland, Szoboszlai’s former Salzburg teammate],” said the American. “Look, they are a different profile of footballer. Erling has the ability to change a game because he can score at will. His pace and power is different to anyone else around.
“Szobo has an elegance and technical ability to go with a physical package which make him unique. There are not many players with his physical stature who can run as he can with the intelligence. The point is that these two are destined to be two of the best in the world in their positions.”
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Szoboszlai destined for the top
From the early days of watching Szoboszlai for Liverpool, you can see that he is a potentially special player.
Blessed with an excellent shot, wonderful technique and pace and power to boot, the Reds No.8 could be the full package.
Of course, nobody at Anfield will be taking that for granted, though. There’s still a long, long way to go before Szoboszlai can sit at the table with the best midfielders around.
If he gets there though, he’ll hopefully get there with Liverpool. Having signed him with his best years firmly ahead of him, the Reds are now well-placed to profit from Dom at peak age.
Whether or not he can fulfil his huge potential is now firmly up to player himself.
In Jurgen Klopp, the Hungary captain has one of the best managers of a generation to guide him. Listen, learn and put things into action, and Szoboszlai has every chance to be an exceptional player.
For now though, he simply has to keep churning out the kind of performances we saw at Anfield last week. Step by step, that’s how you get to the top.