It’s been said that the Liverpool scouting staff is keeping a close eye on Dominik Szoboszlai.
After the disappointing 1-1 draw with Aston Villa at the weekend, which effectively ended Liverpool’s chances of competing in the Champions League, and after the season’s final match at Anfield, which featured tearful farewells from contemporary club legends, was already played, the attention of Liverpool’s supporters is now firmly focused on the moves the club will make in the summer transfer window to avoid a repeat of this campaign’s failures.
It is reasonable to assume that most new faces brought in will primarily feature in the center of the park because the midfield is aging and has lost three players, though two of those players haven’t played many significant minutes for the team in the past three years. Today’s rumor mill added another name to that particular pot.
According to 90min, Liverpool were one of the teams with scouts present when RB Leipzig defeated Bayern Munich on Saturday, giving Borussia Dortmund an advantage in the Bundesliga title race. According to rumors, their main interest was Red Bull’s Dominik Szoboszlai.
The Hungarian is a true tweener who has played as an eight, a ten, and an inside forward for Red Bull sides Leipzig and Salzburg over the past five years. However, he would probably only be a consideration if the Reds decided to back out of the deals for Alexis MacAllister and Mason Mount.
Szoboszlai, a superb technician, served as Leipzig’s primary creator this season, leading the squad in shot-creating actions and passes into the penalty area, and ranking highly for a number of other creative metrics. Only the league’s leading scorer Christopher Nkunku contributed to more goals than the 6ft 1in midfielder, who has six goals and eight assists.
Even though Szoboszlai is a very good player in his own right and would be a secondary or tertiary target for the Reds if other deals fall through, it may be worthwhile to keep this one in mind should other deals fail to materialize. Liverpool are at least as likely to have been scouting centre-back phenom Josko Gvardiol or the less well-known but still exciting Mohamed Simakan.