‘He lost balls’: Klopp says the ‘smart’ Liverpool player got better in the second half

Liverpool coach Jürgen Klopp said Dominik Szoboszlai didn’t play well in the first half against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Dominik Szoboszlai was in action for Liverpool in their Premier League game against Wolverhampton Wanderers away at Molineux Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The Reds won 3-1.

Szoboszlai started on the right side of a three-man midfield in a 4-3-3 formation for Liverpool.

Dominik Szoboszlai
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The 22-year-old attacking midfielder for the Hungarian national team played the entire 90 minutes.

Liverpool coach Jürgen Klopp said Szoboszlai, who joined the Reds in the summer transfer window, did not play well, especially in the first half.

However, Klopp noted that the youngster performed better in the second third and turned things around.

Jürgen Klopp on Liverpool midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai

The German boss told us Liverpool official website about Szoboszlai: “We have to say he already has a massive influence on our game. He didn’t play well in the first half; He’s been there, he’s lost balls and things like that that make you think, “Oh God.”

“We lost so many balls. I think Wolves’ main situations were when we almost gave the ball away in the center circle and then they counterattacked.

“And then we had the diagonal balls to Neto, obviously we left Joey in a one-on-one situation, Neto in a really good first half. Those were the moments and that doesn’t help.

“But he stays in the game, that’s probably his biggest strength – so it’s not a great game, but he stays in the game.

“In the second half we played Curtis and Dom with a double six, which is a very attacking double six, but they did it really well, they both did it really smart. And so he turned it into a really good game.”

Performance review by Dominik Szoboszlai

Liverpool as a team didn’t have the best of times in the first half and struggled against Wolves.

And one of the players who had problems was Dominik Szoboszlai.

However, the Hungarian star increased his game in the second third and reached the level he had shown in the previous games.

Szoboszlai was aggressive in the second third and played with real purpose.

What was pleasing was that the 22-year-old was happy to take responsibility and didn’t shy away from asking for the ball.

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Emma Bowman

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