Dominik Szoboszlai made a memorable debut for Liverpool as he scored a sensational volley against Aston Villa.
In response to the departures of key midfielders such as James Milner, Jordan Henderson, Fabinho, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and Naby Keita, Liverpool actively bolstered their midfield during the summer transfer window.
Szoboszlai, acquired from Red Bull Leipzig, was a key addition to Liverpool’s midfield overhaul. Alongside him, Liverpool also brought in Alexis Mac Allister, Wataru Endo, and Ryan Gravenberch to strengthen their squad.
Since his debut against Chelsea, Dominik Szoboszlai has been winning over fans with his dynamism and creativity in midfield.
On Sunday, Szoboszlai marked his first goal in Liverpool colors by opening the scoring against Aston Villa within just three minutes of the match.
The ball landed perfectly for Szoboszlai, who executed a magnificent volley into Emiliano Martinez’s net. This goal, courtesy of the 22-year-old, set Anfield into a frenzy as Liverpool supporters celebrated their summer signing’s maiden goal for the club.
🚨🚨| GOAL: DOMINIK SCORES FOR LIVERPOOL!
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Speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live, former Everton midfielder Leon Osman said: “Brilliant finish. He just hung around the edge of the penalty area and the deliver in was pretty decent, an out-swinger.
“It just went through the entire pack and he picked up the flight of the ball superbly. Lovely half-volley and a great connection with it.”
He added: “It is a brilliant finish and great start from Liverpool. really, really sloppy start from Aston Villa.
“He [Emery] will be furious with his team. They have started so slow and so sloppy. Aston Villa have just ambled in possession. They have got themselves to blame for a really poor start.”
Liverpool made it 2-0 after 20 minutes after Villa defender Matty Cash deflected the ball into the back of the net on the back of Darwin Nunez’s shot hitting the post.