Liverpool’s rising star Dominik Szoboszlai has revealed the details of the conversation with Jurgen Klopp that convinced him to move to Liverpool in a £60m deal.
- Dominik Szoboszlai has revealed the reasons for his move to Liverpool
- The Hungarian midfielder was snapped up by the Reds for £60m on Sunday.
- Szoboszlai praised Jurgen Klopp’s efforts that helped him get to Anfield
Liverpool’s rising star Dominik Szoboszlai has revealed how Jurgen Klopp interrupted his post-season break with a welcome phone call in an effort to convince him to move to Anfield.
Szoboszlai became Liverpool’s second addition in the summer transfer window by putting a five-year contract in writing after the Premier League giants activated a £60m release clause in his deal with Liverpool. RB Leipzig.
The 22-year-old, clearly confident he will be a star at Liverpool, made the brave decision to take the number eight shirt previously worn by club legend Steven Gerrard and has now described the discussions that took place with Klopp earlier of his signing.
Szoboszlai praised Klopp’s determination to secure his exit from Leipzig, calling his new manager ‘incredible’ while speaking to sportal.hu.
Summarizing the discussions they had with Klopp during a video call while on vacation, Szoboszlai said: Obviously I won’t reveal what was said during the video call, but I can say that that conversation put me at ease.
Liverpool’s new star midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai has revealed the reasons behind agreeing to join the club.
Szoboszlai praised the efforts of Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp (pictured) in helping move the deal forward.
“In addition to being one of the best coaches in the world, he is also absolutely overwhelming as a person. He’s amazing, it was kind of a ‘chill’ conversation.
We talk as if we’ve known each other for a thousand years. I can’t wait to start working together,” she added.
Klopp’s ability to forge deep and meaningful relationships with his players has helped Liverpool in their quest to capture all the trophies available under the German’s stewardship.
A highly emotional figure in the dugout, Klopp’s personality has at times landed him in trouble, but that only adds to Liverpool’s appeal when they approach some of the biggest names in European football.
Szoboszlai is one such talent, where, after another impressive season in the Bundesliga, he was being watched by a host of top clubs.
Liverpool beat others in the race for his signature and the attacking midfielder insisted that joining the Reds was a “childhood dream” come true.
The Hungarian midfielder (left) joined Liverpool on Sunday in a £60m deal from RB Leipzig.
Szoboszlai, 22, explained that joining Liverpool was a “childhood dream” come true.
“As I said before my childhood dream came true, I couldn’t have hoped for more at the age of 22,” he continued.
I’m at the top of club football, but every day there’s a new goal and it’s incredibly motivating to be part of this club, to play for trophies.
‘In the next ten to twelve years, I want to stay at the level I’ve reached now, and I also want to constantly improve and become a better and better football player. This is my goal right now,’ he added.
He will be tasked with helping Liverpool recover from one of their most torrid seasons in recent memory which ended with the club finishing fifth in the Premier League and missing out on Champions League football.