Dominik Szoboszlai gives injury update after winning Hungary Sportsman of the Year

Dominik Szoboszlai has claimed it won't take long before he makes his return to the pitch, after suffering a hamstring injury against Newcastle.

The Liverpool No. 8 had to be substituted in the second half of the Reds' 4-2 win over Newcastle on New Year's Day, with Jurgen Klopp later revealing that that the midfielder would miss at least two games with the issue.

The manager told reporters ahead of the FA Cup win over Arsenal: "I can confirm it’s not a potential injury – it is an injury. Muscle, hamstring. But now we have to see.

"Dom is very positive, doesn’t have a lot of pain but we have to wait a little bit. So, no chance obviously for Sunday, not for Wednesday. No.

“And then we will see, after that hopefully he might be back but we don’t know.”

That timeline puts Szoboszlai in line to play again for Liverpool's game against Bournemouth on 21 January, after the Premier League returns after its mini-break this month.

The 23-year-old has given his own brief update on his injury, while speaking at the at the ceremony during for Hungary’s Sportsperson of the Year 2023 – where he won the men's award.

Szoboszlai told M4 Sport: "I’m getting better. The first game of the year didn’t go as planned [for me], but it won’t take long and I’ll be back."

This is the second time Szoboszlai has won Hungary's Sportsperson of the Year, also taking home the prize in 2020. Amazingly, the £60m summer signing is the only footballer to win the award since its creation in 1958.

Szoboszlai has been a mainstay of Klopp's starting lineup since his summer move, making 26 appearances in all competitions so far this season, while he has impressed fans and pundits alike with his work rate, creativity and eye for a spectacular strike.

He has four goals and two assists for the Reds to date.

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