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It didn’t take long for Dominik Szoboszlai to adapt to his new surroundings at Liverpool and we’ve picked out seven impressive statistics following his incredible start to life at Anfield.

Liverpool signed the midfielder this summer from RB Leipzig after activating a release clause of around £60m. The 22-year-old has signed a five-year contract with Anfield and has made a strong impression at his new club.

His last moment of magic came against Leicester City in the EFL Cup when he curled a stunning shot into the top corner from outside the box. It’s fair to say that Jurgen Klopp was impressed with his performance. “I don’t need to tell him to shoot, he knows better than me that he has very good talent,” Klopp told reporters after the match.

“The next one, a little more complete, is another grenade. You can see that. In Premier League matches, everyone tries to stop him, which is why he hasn’t succeeded yet.

“But if he can do it, chances are the ball will go into the net. But the goal is big. In that situation, Wataru passed the ball and at that time there was no midfielder, no defender who could block him.

“That’s why after receiving the ball you have to try to make the first pass forward or at least have the idea of ​​going forward. That helped a lot.

Of course, Szoboszlai is still in his early days with Liverpool, but the early signs are extremely promising. We’ve picked out seven impressive statistics following his incredible Premier League debut. – The Liverpool midfielder scored 2 goals from outside the penalty area. In eight appearances for the Red Devils, he has amassed an xG of just 0.59, giving him an outstanding xG performance of 1.41 goals.

– His most recent amazing goal against Leicester was scored with an xG of just 0.09. Choose this.

– Szoboszlai has created 12 chances for his teammates in the Premier League so far. Only Mohamed Salah and Andy Robertson have created more at Liverpool since his arrival.

– Perhaps even more impressive is that the midfielder performed more actions that resulted in shots (30) than any other Liverpool player. Only Bukayo Saka, Rodri and James Maddision rank above Szoboszlai in this statistic for the entire Premier League.

– The 22-year-old makes an average of 5.17 successful passes in the final third per 90 minutes. Only Roberton is more than average in the Liverpool team. – Liverpool’s new midfield of Szoboszlai, Alexis Mac Allister, Ryan Gravenberch and Wataru Endo together scored 6 goals in September. This number is equal to Jordan Henderson, James Milner, Fabinho, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Naby Keita in all last season.

– Szoboszlai also brings value from the ball. The midfielder averaged 1.5 tackles per 90 minutes, more than Henderson and Milner averaged last season.




Player Ratings: Liverpool vs Leicester City player comments: Dutch duo Ryan Gravenberch and Cody Gakpo fantastic as Dominik Szoboszlai seals Carabao Cup comeback for the Reds

The Dutch internationals teamed up to help overcome an early deficit against the league leaders at Anfield

Ryan Gravenberch and international teammate Cody Gakpo combined to score a vital goal for Liverpool as the Red Devils came from behind to beat Leicester City in the third round of the Carabao Cup. Gakpo equalized early in the second half, when Dominik Szoboszlai’s thunderous strike and Diogo Jota’s deft strike lifted the Red Devils to a comfortable 3-1 aggregate victory.

Liverpool continued their recent trend of conceding early goals when Kasey McAteer beat Caoimhin Kelleher after a good counter-attack in the third minute. However, the Red Devils’ response was strong as Ben Doak hit the woodwork, Gakpo saw an effort smartly denied by Jakub Stolarczyk, Jota wasted a chance from 2m out with about away from goal and Conor Coady headed the ball past Gakpo right on the line.

The Red Devils eventually equalised, with Gravenberch setting up Gakpo, who turned and fired to level the scores shortly after the break. Gakpo should have added a second goal a few minutes later, but his lob went over the crossbar.

Szoboszlai came off the bench to finally turn the game around, firing a shot over the bar from 25 yards. And Jota sealed it all, heading Jarell Quansah’s cross into the far corner with a smart backheel.

GOAL evaluates Liverpool’s Anfield players…

Goalkeeper and defense

Caoimhin Kelleher (June 10):

There wasn’t much I could do about McAteer’s goal. Otherwise he’s mostly just a spectator.

Curtis Jones (6/10):

The inverted full-back had good possession but his defensive weaknesses were exposed when Leicester attacked on the break.

Ibrahima Konaté (October 7):

He covered for Jones a lot and handled things in the background. A mature performance.

Jarell Quansah (8/10):

He could have been closer to his man when Leicester scored, but he made some important tackles and distributed well. A promising performance from the youngster who has impressed so far.

Kostas Tsimikas (7/10):

Was caught in Leicester’s first game – although he felt he had been fouled. The latter has improved much and is dangerous in the forward areas.



Harvey Elliott (May 10):

Starts bright but then fades. It is still unclear whether he is a midfielder or a winger.

Wataru Endo (6/10):

Put in some tackles, won some headers, and covered a lot of ground. Wasn’t always particularly tidy on the ball, though.

Ryan Gravenberch (8/10):

Some of his marauding runs were wonderful, and he was a real threat in the final third. Assisted Gakpo after a lovely piece of skill. Looked tired when removed from the game.


Ben Doak (6/10):

He offers pace and trickery on the wing, but his end product is lacking. He is an interesting prospect and will take time.

Cody Gakpo (August 10):

Packs balance with a sharp finish. I might have added one or two more. Finished the game at midfield, where he looked more comfortable.

Diogo Jota (7/10):

I should have scored in the first half. Causing problems with his energy and directness during breaks. A stunning heel lift added an exclamation point to the result.


Sub and manager

Dominik Szoboszlai (7/10):

Scored a world goal to put his team in the lead.

Darwin Nunez (July 10):

Full of energy when coming on the field and causing problems for Leicester’s defense. Stefan Bajcetic (N/A):

A convenient cameo gives Jones a break.

Jurgen Klopp (7/10):

Rotated heavily with one eye on Saturday’s clash with Spurs. Liverpool conceded early — again — but created chances in spades. Five or six wouldn’t have flattered them.