Watch'You can't train the confidence he has' – the making of Dominik Szoboszlai
See Dominik Szoboszlai’s journey to Liverpool through the insight of those who have helped him along the way – as well as the midfielder himself – in a new film.
The Hungary international arrived at the Reds in the summer after two-and-a-half years in the Bundesliga with RB Leipzig, whom he had joined following a progressive spell with Red Bull Salzburg.
Szoboszlai has enjoyed an excellent start to his career on Merseyside, while simultaneously playing a leading role in his country’s qualification for Euro 2024.
Premier League Productions recently profiled the LFC No.8 in a mini-documentary, speaking to a range of his former coaches and confidants, plus Jürgen Klopp and Szoboszlai too.
“You see a player, you see a guy in a Leipzig shirt doing good stuff, but we had talks obviously and there was a really confident, nice, funny young man – that’s good as well,” says Klopp of recruiting Szoboszlai.
“I had no clue how he would get into the team [vibe], like in the dressing room, and that’s obviously pretty special as well.
“This natural confidence, this kind of charisma, you just cannot train or whatever, you have it or you don’t have it. And he has it, definitely.”
Szoboszlai says: “I don’t want to change. Many people [were] asking my friends did I change since I got famous or I got money or these kinds of things.
“They can just answer, ‘No.’ I’m the same guy who I was before and I will never change.
“And if I told my dad I would change because of something – money, fame, these things – he would give me one in the face and say, ‘Concentrate. Be focused.’”
LFCTV GO subscribers can watch the PL Stories mini-documentary in full above.
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