RB Leipzig captain Willi Orban has aired his views on Dominik Szoboszlai’s form at Liverpool following his £60m transfer.
Orban is not surprised to see Dominik Szoboszlai become an instant Liverpool star.
Szoboszlai was one of four fresh faces through the Anfield door this summer as Jurgen Klopp moved to strengthen his midfield.
The Hungarian was Klopp’s second addition of the transfer window, following Alexis Mac Allister, before the Reds boss added further options in the form of Wataru Endo and Ryan Gravenberch.
Liverpool have enjoyed an unbeaten start to their Premier League campaign, picking up 10 points from 12.
Szoboszlai has been among their standout performers after seamlessly settling into Klopp’s squad, laying down a starting berth as well as drumming up a partnership with Reds vice-captain Trent Alexander-Arnold.
Despite playing just four Premier League games, the Hungarian has hit the ground running and already endearing himself to the Kop with his displays. He opened his account for the Reds in the comfortable 3-0 home win over Aston Villa on Sunday and has won rave reviews.
Orban knows the new Liverpool new boy well. The pair enjoyed two full seasons together in Leipzig and are team-mates internationally with Hungary.
Despite being in the infancy of his career in the Premier League, the Leipzig skipper is not surprised to see Szoboszlai adapting to the English top-flight.
“Football is like that, meaning that if an opportunity comes, you have to take it. It’s a big deal that he signed for a big club like Liverpool,” Orban said speaking to Nemzeti Sport.
“Even though he changed teams and countries, he fit in and was accepted in no time. Let’s just say it didn’t surprise me. I know what a great guy he is.”
Szoboszlai has returned to Hungary for international duty ahead of their European Championship qualifiers against Serbia and the Czech Republic.
It will be the first time that the 22-year-old, who captains his country, has joined up with his national team-mates since making the £60m move to Anfield from Leipzig.