Dominik Szoboszlai admits he wants to be himself and forge his own legacy at Anfield amid comparisons with former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard.
The Hungarian midfielder has hit the ground running since his £60m move for RB Leipzig this summer and has already scored two goals for the club, while his tireless running, creativity and versatility have also been on display several times in his young Liverpool career so far.
When asked about comparisons with Gerrard, Szoboszlai admits he feels nice to be likened to a Liverpool great but added that he wants to follow his own path at Anfield. Speaking to the PA news agency at a session of the Nike Game On initiative, he said (quotes via Daily Mail):
"I want to do my own way but of course, it feels good if they say I am the new Steven Gerrard. I have a tattoo from Steven Gerrard what he said a long time ago. It's nice to have the number eight shirt because really great players played in it. I just want to continue. But I just want to be myself and if I can get that big in this club like he was I'll be really happy."
Ahead of Sunday's Premier League clash against Nottingham Forest, Szoboszlai said he's willing to do whatever it takes for the Reds to continue their good start to the 2023-24 campaign, adding that he wants to win trophies and put Liverpool back where they belong.
He said: "If I have to score I am going to score. If I have to assist I am going to assist. If I have to run all around the pitch I will run all around the pitch. I am here to help the team, I am not here to reach something alone. I want to win trophies, I want to win everything and make us proud and make the fans proud and put Liverpool back again where they deserve to be."