WATCH OUT!!: Liverpool could finally unlock $81m puzzle with transfer ‘as talented’ as Erling Haaland

Erling Haaland and Dominik Szoboszlai played together at Red Bull Salzburg

Liverpool is about to land the signature of Dominik Szoboszlai, and one of his former coaches, Jesse Marsch, once stated that he was as talented as Erling Haaland.

Liverpool is about to complete its second summertime transfer.

In accordance with the ECHO, Dominik Szoboszlai is currently his route to Merseyside to complete a medical. In an effort to bolster his team in preparation for the upcoming season, Jürgen Klopp is likely to bring the Hungarian international to Anfield to join Alexis MacAllister.


Szoboszlai will enter the game as a very good player who still has a lot of room to grow. He is still only 22 years old, so he has plenty of time to develop into a fairly complete player on English soil. Nevertheless, he is currently the captain of his country’s squad and has Champions League playing experience.

A player with great talent who has previously been compared to Erling Haaland is poised to join the Reds. Although the two players have quite different playing styles, former Leeds United manager Jesse Marsch once said they are comparable in terms of what they can accomplish as people.

Between 2019 and 2021, the American coach successfully oversaw both throughout his tenure as Red Bull Salzburg’s manager. Szoboszlai, who was under his guidance, won Player of the Year in the Austrian premier division and four league championships while playing at the Red Bull Arena.

Haaland of Man City

There aren’t many guys with more talent who can play [Szoboszlai’s] position, in my opinion. Marsch stated over the ECHO that “some are powerful, some are technical, some are good tactically, and some can defend effectively or run a lot. But Dominik is unique because he possesses all of these abilities at once. Dominik possesses talent on par with Erling Haaland.

Indeed, Haaland proceeded to leave Salzburg for Borussia Dortmund and then Manchester City last summer. In his debut campaign in England this term, he scored a remarkable total of 36 goals in the Premier League, breaking the previous scoring record held by Mohamed Salah.

Szoboszlai and Klopp

The Norwegian striker is a genuine superstar, and according to Marsch, Szoboszlai isn’t far off. The pair played together and developed a relationship in Austria, with their individual qualities merging harmoniously on the field. Haaland is rapid, direct and inclined to threaten in behind, whereas Szoboszlai is technical, creative and tends to occupy deeper spaces.

Haaland’s playmaking teammate benefited from his continuous willingness to run behind his opponents since his piercing runs weakened defenses and created advantageous openings in advanced midfield zones. Szoboszlai benefited from that dynamic as he frequently wandered into open areas in the final third before elevating his head and taking advantage of the opportunity to survey the surroundings.

Haaland and Szoboszlai were successful together, which is encouraging for Darwin Nez at Anfield. The South American striker moved to Merseyside over a year ago for an initial sum of $81 million (£64 million/€75 million), but despite scoring nine Premier League goals in his first season, he hasn’t really taken off in England.

Although Nez and Haaland have similar playing styles, it is realistic to say that Nez isn’t quite at their respective players’ levels just yet. Both of them move quickly, are tall, direct, and concerned with goals, making it difficult for opponents to keep up with them. In many ways, Nez is like Liverpool’s equivalent of Haaland.


Supporters may anticipate seeing more of Klopp’s new striker in action next season. Nez will aim to take a significant stride forward in his development, and the presence of Szoboszlai ought to facilitate that. The Reds striker has the skills to create space for him to deliver, and the RB Leipzig midfielder has the tools to feed him in the final third.

Overall, if Szoboszlai’s relationship continues, Klopp could be dealing with quite the double act in the upcoming term.

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