Hungarian coach Marco Rossi is confident that Dominik Szoboszlai will be able to cope with his move to Liverpool.
Szoboszlai joined RB Leipzig last month.
Rossi told Inside Futbol of his Hungarian captain: “Dominik has an interesting profile and I think he will be very important. Liverpool are trying to rebuild their midfield and Dominik Szoboszlai with Alexis Mac Allister are two fantastic options.”
“Dominik will take a step in his career to become a top player and find recognition across Europe.”
“He’s a guy, a player who has improved a lot year after year, thanks to his desire to improve every day and every time.”
“He works a lot and he will work even more now because his goal is to become the player he wants. He has had many coaches so far who have helped him in his development, but I think the most important is himself and his desire to improve every day.”
FSG partner admits Liverpool needs ‘massive investment’
Development on a minority sale of Liverpool FC remains slow going but Fenway Sports Group know that “massive investment” is required to remain competitive.
It was announced back in November that FSG would be seeking investment for the club, but eight months on and there has been no developments after an initial flurry of speculation.
If you had missed the news late last year you could be forgiven for being clueless about a partial sale of the club as it has been business as normal.
Reports had suggested a deal was expected ‘over the summer’ but there has yet to be a breakthrough on that front, despite claims Formula 1 owners Liberty Media were in contention.
The club’s owners know investment is crucial to compete in an ever-changing landscape, and FSG partner and Boston Red Sox President and CEO, Sam Kennedy says it is no secret “massive investment is needed.”
“These clubs, these franchises, they need massive investment,” Kennedy said, via Bloomberg.
“Are we disciplined? Do we try to be disciplined? Yes, of course, because we need to spend at the player development area on free agents, on transfers when it comes to global football.”
The use of “disciplined” goes hand in hand with Liverpool’s self-sustaining model under FSG, which leaves little room for error in the transfer window.
There had been hopes that investment would arrive in time for the summer window but the arrivals of Alexis Mac Allister and Dominik Szoboszlai for a combined £95 million were early signs that Jurgen Klopp would be backed.
Impending player departures will see funds reinvested back into the squad but there’s a clear acceptance that a ceiling is in place without investment.
The club cannot afford to be left behind as the football landscape changes so they will need to remain savvy and “disciplined” in the market.
But how long we will have to wait to see an investment opportunity before being rubber-stamped remains to be seen, but it will need to be in both FSG’s and Liverpool’s best interests.