Former Leeds United and RB Leipzig boss Jesse Marsch has claimed that Liverpool new signing Dominik Szoboszlai is akin to legendary figure David Beckham after he picked up the player of the match award against Bournemouth.
Marsch spent time working with the Hungarian international during his time both at RB Salzburg and sister club Leipzig, and was quizzed on the potential of Liverpool’s biggest summer signing.
And the endorsement couldn’t have been greater from the man who handed the 22-year-old his Bundesliga and Champions League debut.
“He is the modern-day David Beckham. When the ball is on his right foot he can put it anywhere he wants. The precision and the pace he can put on the ball is ridiculous”, Marsch told the Telegraph.
And I say ‘modern day’ because he is more mobile and more dynamic. I was in Budapest on vacation with my family recently and Szobo’s face is everywhere, but he relishes that responsibility. He has known for years this was his path. This is the way it is supposed to go. He is the hope and pride of his nation, seen as ‘the next Puskas’.”
Marsch, who has been out of work since he was fired by Leeds United in February of this year, went on to claim that Liverpool had managed to grab themselves a bargain similar to the one that rivals Manchester City managed when they signed Erling Haaland.
“Liverpool got a steal at £60 million, just like Manchester City got a steal with Erling. Look, they are a different profile of footballer. Erling has the ability to change a game because he can score at will. His pace and power is different to anyone else around. Szobo has an elegance and technical ability to go with a physical package which make him unique”, he explained.
“There are not many players with his physical stature who can run as he can with the intelligence. The point is that these two are destined to be two of the best in the world in their positions.”