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Dominik Szoboszlai receives praise from Jurgen Klopp following a successful debut for Liverpool

 Dominik Szoboszlai receives praise from Jurgen Klopp following a successful debut for Liverpool

Liverpool VS Leicester city
Liverpool VS Leicester city 

Dominik Szoboszlai, a summer acquisition, impressed Jurgen Klopp at Anfield after coming off the bench to propel Liverpool into the round of 16 of the Carabao Cup.

After Kasey McAteer stunned Anfield after just three minutes, Liverpool had to battle back to defeat Championship leaders Leicester 3-1.

However, although Cody Gakpo scored an equalizer early in the second half, Szoboszlai immediately after entering the game hit an unbelievable strike in the 70th, and Diogo Jota added a late goal of his own to seal the victory.

Szoboszlai's rocket from the edge of the box, his second goal since joining Liverpool for £60 million from RB Leipzig, added credence to the Hungarian's outstanding debut.

He knows how to shoot better than I do, so I don't need to tell him, Klopp stated.

He possesses a respectable skill. He also had a grenade that was slightly over his next (shot), which was. It was a fantastic goal.

The good start Liverpool, now second in the Premier League, have had in all competitions, as they appear to have fixed many of the midfield issues that plagued them last season, has been largely attributed to the ease with which Szoboszlai has made himself at home at Anfield.

When asked if Szoboszlai had adjusted more quickly than he had anticipated, Klopp responded, "I've forgotten what I imagined but since the first minute of training it was really remarkable. It's been so long since he's here.

That is the situation. He's a great man, a top bloke, and entering the team, the locker room, and other places like this is simple for him.

He is a very naturally confident youngster, which helps, but it takes a lot of work, as you can see now.

Liverpool VS Leicester
Liverpool VS Leicester 

When Konstantinos Tsimikas' early free-kick was cleared and the Greece defender was subsequently left on the ground by Marc Albrighton as Leicester sped away to score, the night took a disastrous turn for Liverpool.

But Klopp said that his teammates' reactions caught his attention.

"The headline says we are down 1-0, but it was a totally different goal. I'm not sure if it was a foul or not, but we should have played a little bit better defense in that initial phase.

"At that point, the response is everything. Our athletes gave good answers. Massive opportunities that were hard to miss were produced by us, but we did, and the goalie saved some of them while others were crossed over.

I don't know how we didn't score, but it was obvious at halftime that we were going to avoid becoming irritated. The lads played the game; we weren't actually trying to catch the game. A superb performance was given.

Enzo Maresca stated that the performance was more significant than the outcome despite Leicester's only second defeat of the year as they pursue an immediate return to the top division.

I'm very, very happy of the players because I believe they had great bravery by traveling to this stadium to play against this opponent and continuing to play the way we want to.

"Even after 45 minutes, when we were up 1-0, I wasn't focused on the outcome. Of course, it's always important, but I told them before the game that the focus for us is to go there and keep playing how we want."


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