One journalist has stated that Liverpool landed a ‘cut price’ in the summertime with the most effective signings made by any membership through the switch window.
Even because the Reds’ costliest acquisition of 2023 for £60m (BBC Sport), Dominik Szoboszlai is already trying like he’ll show to be great worth for cash judging by his first few performances for the membership.
Talking to GIVEMESPORT, Dean Jones has hailed it as a masterstroke coup, describing it as ‘below the radar’ given how shortly the Hungarian was signed in early July, slightly than arriving after a protracted saga.
The journalist stated: “I feel Szoboszlai might show to be one of many signings of the summer time yeah. Due to the extent of his deal, not being large and never being small, it did type of come by means of as one which crept below the radar.
“Even at £60m, I feel Szoboszlai might find yourself being a little bit of a cut price. He can play so many alternative roles inside the workforce that I feel will profit Liverpool, that over the course of the season, you’re going to see what a incredible all-round participant he’s.”
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Such has been the 22-year-old’s preliminary affect at Liverpool that he’s already drawn comparisons to the legendary Xabi Alonso for the style wherein he’s endeared himself to the Kop along with his mixture of incredible approach and combative tackling capability (Neil Jones).
Szoboszlai’s first purpose for the Reds was one to recollect, exquisitely hanging first-time from simply outdoors the penalty space to open the scoring in final Sunday’s 3-0 win over Aston Villa.
Jones’ remark concerning the Hungarian’s capability to play in quite a few roles is a good one, too – he’s lined out all throughout the midfield and assault throughout his profession up to now (Transfermarkt), a versatility which might be extremely helpful as Jurgen Klopp makes an attempt to handle his squad by means of a busy marketing campaign.
It’s an indication of the occasions that £60m signings are being perceived as bargains – simply 15 years in the past that might’ve been a world-record charge (Transfermarkt).
Nevertheless, in the identical method that £67m for Alisson or £75m for Virgil van Dijk now appears like cash very properly spent, we might be speaking about Liverpool’s outlay for Szoboszlai in equally hallowed phrases.
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