Liverpool’s new No.8 has been a revelation since signing making the £60 million switch from RB Leipzig in the summer.
He has started all of Liverpool’s five Premier League games so far this season and scored a wonderful half-volley against Aston Villa to open his Liverpool account.
In the short time he has been here, Szoboszlai has already emerged as somewhat of a leader in the squad – despite only being 23.
As the captain of his native Hungary, Szoboszlai joins other national team captains in Salah, van Dijk, Endo, and Robertson.
His mentality seems excellent, revealing in a post-match interview that they key to the comeback against Wolves was ‘not giving up’.
Many people are already aware of the 23-year-olds qualities as a technical player with excellent set-piece delivery, vision, and ball-striking abilities.
However, one aspect of his game has flown under the radar a bit. Dominik Szoboszlai has remarkable physical capabilities as well.
For Liverpool this season, Szoboszlai has covered the most distance (57.7 km) as well as reached the top speed of any Reds player (36.76 kph).
This highlights that he is not only a technical player, but also an athlete who can do the so called ‘dirty’ parts of the game like tracking back and covering ground.
Against Wolves over the weekend especially, one could see the big Hungarian make many lung-busting recovery runs towards his own goal.
Szoboszlai in many ways is an ideal Klopp player – one who is technically proficient but still capable of extreme physical exertion.
📊 – Dominik Szoboszlai for Liverpool this season:
Most distance covered [57.7km]
Fastest top speed [36.76kph]
An absolute machine. ✨🇭🇺 pic.twitter.com/RvsGxWaItc
— – (@JoshLFC1909) September 19, 2023