Dominik Szoboszlai has missed the last few games due to hamstring injury sustained during Liverpool’s 4-2 over Newcastle United.
It came at an awkward time for Jurgen Klopp, who has to deal with numerous other injuries as well as national team duties.
The Hungarian’s physicality in midfield has been missed, and Klopp will want a full squad with multiple key cup games coming up later this month.
Speaking to Nemzeti Sport, Szoboszlai revealed that he would have no qualms in playing on the right-wing while Mo Salah is at AFCON.
“If the question is whether I will play on the wing, my answer is that it is not excluded either, and I play where I am needed,” Szoboszlai began.
“We haven’t talked yet about how my task might change in Mohamed Salah’s absence, and for now the important thing is that I can play as soon as possible.”
Liverpool’s N0.8 then rebuffed any claims or notions that Mohamed Salah is selfish:
“It’s no coincidence that everyone sees him as one of the best players in the world. We need it badly.”
“If he dribbles instead of passing or tries on his own, he does it to score goals and we can see that he takes his chances on a regular basis.”
“In professional football, this is more important than anything else.”
“Together with [Erling] Haaland, they are the most successful players in the Premier League at this moment as well with 14 goals.”
Dominik Szoboszlai himself hinted that he could be back for the Premier League clash against Bournemouth on 21 January.
If not then, perhaps he could be in the squad for when the Reds travel to Craven Cottage for the second-leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final.