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Liverpool target Dominik Szoboszlai used to train with golf balls in his hands, the reason why is genius

Liverpool target Dominik Szoboszlai used to train with golf balls in his hands, the reason why is genius

The method was certainly effective.

Liverpool target Dominik Szoboszlai once adopted the unusual method of training with golf balls in his hands - and the logic behind it makes perfect sense.

The Reds are looking to make the Hungary international their second signing of the summer, after securing the signature of Alexis Mac Allister from Brighton.

The Athletic's David Ornstein has reported that Liverpool are now pushing ahead to sign the 22-year-old, having previously believed that the deal would be 'very difficult' to do.

Szoboszlai does have a €70 million release clause contained within his RB Leipzig contract. Sky Germany reporter Philipp Hinze claims the clause expires on June 30, although there have been other conflicting reports.

If the Reds can get a deal done, they would be signing a versatile attacking midfielder capable of scoring goals, providing assists and winning the ball in dangerous areas.

And although costly, it could prove to be a significant transfer as the Reds look to return to Premier League title contention once again.

They would also be signing a player who isn't afraid of practising unusual techniques in order to become even better.

Szoboszlai 'golf ball' training method revealed

In October 2022, Hungarian outlet Telex covered how the fathers of Szobozslai and another Hungary player, Bolla Bendeguz, decided to create a training academy named Fonix, which was ran by themselves.

One of the exercises that Szoboszlai's father designed was to give his son two golf balls, holding one in each hand, with the aim of looking for 'perfect technical solutions' when the midfielder did not receive the ball in an ideal situation.

The article explains: "The golf balls fulfilled the purpose of each exercise, that after a bad ball reception, you should not use your hands, not pull the attacking player back in the duel, but strive for perfect technical solutions.

"If we look at the end result, the method is effective."

Given the 22-year-old is one of the most technically gifted midfielders in world football, the exercise certainly seems to have had a significant effect.

Liverpool supporters will be hoping that he can continue to develop his game further at Anfield, if he signs, and help the club to win trophies.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Liverpool, Dominik Szoboszlai, RB Leipzig, Premier League, Transfers