ReviewWolves 1-3 Liverpool: Analysis of Szoboszlai's leadership and Quansah's composure
Neil Mellor highlighted the impact Dominik Szoboszlai had on Liverpool’s much-improved second-half display during Saturday’s 3-1 win at Wolverhampton Wanderers.
During his regular post-match Review Show, which is now available to watch on LFCTV GO, the former Red analysed another crucial three points that were earned as Jürgen Klopp’s side recovered from a 1-0 deficit at the break.
“I always believed the second half would be a far better performance than what we saw in the first half and the lads stepped it up and got the deserved three points in the end,” said Mellor.
“Szoboszlai was outstanding again, he really was, and we’ve been talking about him every game because he has been doing so well and long may that continue.
“He really led out there and made some big contributions for the team. He has that willingness to do the defensive side and get back. It might look simple but it stops the opposition from getting in.
“He can really ping a pass anywhere and he has great reactions and wants to win the ball back very quickly.
“He really was impressive again and played a big part in that second-half turnaround.”
Meanwhile, Jarell Quansah, who has been at the Academy since the age of five, was handed a first senior start at Molineux and Mellor was full of praise for the young centre-back.
“I thought Jarell was absolutely magnificent,” he added.
“It’s important we remind people that he is only 20 with only two previous substitute appearances for our first team. Away from home it can be really difficult for a young player but I thought he handled it really well.
“His passing accuracy was very impressive from the back, 96.3 per cent success rate, he won his tackles, won his aerial duels so a really good debut from him.
“He can be really proud of that and it’s also a great day for the Academy as well with Curtis Jones also making his 100th appearance for Liverpool.”