Szoboszlai aims dig at ex-Liverpool players happy to sit on the bench

Dominik Szoboszlai aims at dig at former Liverpool players who were happy to sit on the bench – but REFUSES to ‘name names’ and insists he’ll take the field even when he’s ‘a bit tired’

  • Dominik Szoboszlai has been an instant hit at Anfield following his £60m move
  • The 23-year-old has played more minutes than any Liverpool player this term
  • Big debates on Liverpool, Man United and Arsenal on It’s All Kicking Off podcast 

Dominik Szoboszlai has let slip on potential issues within the Liverpool dressing room before his arrival last summer. 

The 23-year-old has quickly established himself as a vital cog in Jurgen Klopp’s resurgent Reds team, starting all 10 Premier League games and another in the League Cup following his £60million move from RB Leipzig. 

The Anfield club have recorded seven league wins, three Europa League victories have progressed to the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup in a start to the season that has many wondering how far this new-look side can go. 

But amidst the recent good vibes, the Hungary captain has revealed problems which may have affected the team in the past. 

‘Everyone wants to get into the starting XI, that’s normal and that’s how it should be, the goal in every team,’ he told journalist Ben Bocsak in an interview with Hungarian podcast Premier Leak. 

Dominik Szoboszlai has been one of Liverpool’s best performers since arriving in the summer

The Hungarian revealed he had heard about former Reds players who were content with sitting on the bench

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Following a summer of upheaval the Reds look to have established a new group who will be ready to challenge for major honours in the years to come

‘Who is satisfied with sitting on the bench? I’m going to be honest, there are a few. Actually before I came here there were some [at Liverpool] as well. 

‘I won’t name names, but I heard about it.’ He continued: ‘Personally, I want to play in every game, even if I’m a bit tired.

‘Anything, whether it’s the FA Cup, League Cup, Europa League, Premier League, national team, anything.’

Competition for a starting spot in Klopp’s midfield is fierce with the likes of Ryan Gravenberch, Wataru Endo, Harvey Elliot and Curtis Jones fight for a place in the middle of the park alongside the Hungarian and Alexis Mac Allister. 

Veteran Thiago Alcantara and youngster Stefan Bajcetic will also add to the numbers when they return from long-term injuries.  

Liverpool take on Premier League newcomers Luton at Kenilworth Road on Sunday with their burgeoning star who is quickly approaching 250 senior appearances at club level despite his tender age. 

‘I’m in a good condition when I’m constantly needed,’ he added. ‘I’m in the best condition when I can play on Thursday and Sunday.

‘Because then there’s no training, recovery, concentration, match, recovery, match, and this goes on and on, and this is perfect for me.’


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