Liverpool’s dynamic midfielder, Dominik Szoboszlai, has left football fans astounded with his electrifying pace, clocking in as the second-fastest footballer in Premier League history, hitting an astonishing top speed of 36.76 kmph.
This remarkable feat occurred during Liverpool’s recent Premier League face-off against Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Molineux Stadium on Saturday, September 16. The match saw an early setback for the Reds as Hwang Hee-chan found the net for the hosts just seven minutes in.
However, Liverpool exhibited their indomitable spirit in the second half, orchestrating a thrilling comeback. Goals from Cody Gakpo in the 55th minute, followed by an 85th-minute strike from Andy Robertson, and a late own goal from Hugo Bueno in the 91st minute secured a 3-1 victory for Liverpool.
Notably, Dominik Szoboszlai showcased his exceptional abilities throughout the match, playing the full 90 minutes. He made two crucial tackles and executed two vital clearances. Furthermore, he demonstrated his prowess by winning five out of ten duels and impressively completing 82 out of 99 passes with an impressive accuracy rate of 83%.
Renowned coach and scientist, Simon Brundish, confirmed Szoboszlai’s exceptional speed, clocking him at an astounding 36.67 kmph. This achievement places Szoboszlai as the second-fastest player in Premier League history, narrowly trailing behind Kyle Walker, who reached a peak speed of 37.3 kmph.
Szoboszlai, at the age of 22, has proven to be a stellar acquisition for Liverpool. The club triggered his release clause of €70 million during the summer transfer window, and the Hungarian midfielder has seamlessly integrated into the squad. Notably, Szoboszlai has not only played every minute of Liverpool’s five games this season but has also made his mark with a goal to his name.
Liverpool’s remarkable start to the season has seen them secure four victories and a solitary draw in their first five matches. Their impressive performance currently positions them in third place in the Premier League, trailing leaders Manchester City by a mere two points, accumulating a total of 15 points.
Dominik Szoboszlai’s insights into Liverpool’s remarkable comebacks
This season, Liverpool has exhibited an uncanny ability to turn the tide of matches, having emerged victorious after conceding the initial lead in three of their five games. Their trend of comebacks began when they fell behind 1-0 against Bournemouth, ultimately winning 3-1. A similar scenario unfolded against Newcastle United, where they conceded first but triumphed 2-1.
Against Wolverhampton Wanderers, Liverpool once again found themselves trailing after just seven minutes. Dominik Szoboszlai shed light on the halftime motivation provided by manager Jurgen Klopp that ignited the remarkable comeback. He stated, “We didn’t give up. At half-time, the manager talked to us about the passion and what we needed in the second half, the work and what we needed to put into the game. I think we switched the formation, and, then, everybody did their job, and we turned the game.”
Liverpool’s unwavering determination and Szoboszlai’s electrifying speed continue to be pivotal in their quest for success this season. As they prepare to face LASK in the UEFA Europa League group stage on Thursday, September 21, football enthusiasts eagerly await more awe-inspiring performances from the Reds and their dynamic midfielder.