Pep Lijnders praises Dominik Szoboszlai's 'Scouse mentality'

Liverpool assistant manager Pep Lijnders has hailed new signing Dominik Szoboszlai, claiming the midfielder's outspoken ambition shows he has a 'Scouse mentality'.

Szoboszlai arrived as a £60m signing from RB Leipzig during the summer transfer window and has hit the ground running at Anfield.

The midfielder has quickly become a fan favourite – even topping the club's shirt sales charts – for his hard running, passing range and ability to score wonder goals.

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The 22-year-old has also shown a level of confidence that has pleased the fans. Asked recently about his goals at Liverpool, Szoboszlai replied: "I want to win everything."

Speaking ahead of the Carabao Cup last 16 tie with Bournemouth, Lijnders spoke of his admiration for Liverpool's new number eight's ambition.

"What’s not to like about Dom? He just says it," Lijnders said.

"It’s also Scouse mentality I think as well – to say it. They have dreams, and [who am I] to stop the dreams that we achieve and achieve the impossible, because that’s what they are saying.

"What’s most important with Dom, you see on the pitch what he does, he plays the last pass, for example this week, and Mo scores the goal."

Lijnders also challenged Szoboszlai to keep up his mindset when things get tougher in the winter months, adding: "But for me it’s about that you can speak and you can say, but you have to show, not just the game, but you have to show on the training pitch.

"And not just the training field, at Kirkby here on the windy day, on the rainy day, when it’s freezing.

"So far it’s not November, December and January so he doesn’t know yet, but what I see now is that Dom has all of this."

Szoboszlai has two goals in 14 outings for the Reds to date, while he contributed his first two assists for his new club in the 3-0 win over Nottingham Forest on Sunday.

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